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Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage Determination (NCD) Edit Software for April 2011

This article announces the changes that will be included in the April 2011 release of Medicare’s edit module for clinical diagnostic laboratory National Coverage Determinations (NCDs). The change that is effective for dates of service on and after April 1, 2011, is as follows: For Blood Counts - ICD-9-CM code V49.87 will be added to the list of "Do Not Support Medical Necessity" ICD-9-CM codes for the Blood Counts (190.15) NCD.

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