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Part 2 – General Medicine (GM)

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Medi-Cal Program (00medi-cal)

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Medi-Cal Provider Manual Contents

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Manual Organization (0Amanorg)

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How to Use This Manual (0Bhwtouse)

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Getting Started: Where to Find the Answers (0C get start)

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Contents (Part 2 – Medi-Cal Billing and Policy): General Medicine (2toc gm)

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Abortions (abort)

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Allergy Testing and Desensitization (allergy)

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Alternative Birthing Centers (altern)

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Anesthesia (anest)

721,097 Bytes841,216 Bytes

Anesthesia Billing Examples: CMS-1500 (anest cms)

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Appeal Form Completion (appeal form)

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Blood and Blood Derivatives (blood)

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Blood and Blood Derivatives Billing Examples: CMS-1500 (blood cms)

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California Children's Services (CCS) Program (cal child)

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California Children’s Services (CCS) Program Approved Hospitals (cal child appr)

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California Children's Services (CCS) Program Billing (cal child bil)

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California Children's Services (CCS) Program Billing Example: CMS-1500 (cal child bil cms)

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CCS Program Billing Guidelines (cal child bil guide)

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California Children’s Services (CCS) Program County Office Directory (cal child county)

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California Children's Services (CCS) Program Eligibility (cal child elig)

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California Children's Services (CCS) Program Medical Therapy Program (cal child med)

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California Children's Services (CCS) Program Provider Paneling (cal child panel)

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Form: California Children’s Services (CCS) Program Individual Provider Paneling Application for Physicians and Podiatrists (DHS 4514)

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Form: California Children’s Services (CCS) Program Individual Provider Paneling Application for Allied Health Care Professionals (DHS 4515 )

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California Children's Services (CCS) Program Referrals (cal child ref)

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California Children's Services (CCS) Program Service Authorization Request (SAR) (cal child sar)

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California Children’s Services (CCS) Program Service Code Groupings (cal child ser)

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California Children’s Services (CCS) Program Special Care Centers (cal child spec)

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Cardiology (cardio)

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Cardiology Billing Example: CMS-1500 (cardio bil cms)

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Chemotherapy: An Overview (chemo an over)

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Chemotherapy: Drugs A-D Policy (chemo drug a-d)

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Chemotherapy: Drugs E-O Policy (chemo drug e-o)

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Chemotherapy: Drugs P-Z Policy (chemo drug p-z)

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Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program (child)

125,559 Bytes209,408 Bytes

CIF Completion (cif co)

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CIF Special Billing Instructions (cif sp)

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CIF Submission and Timeliness Instructions (cif sub)

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CMS-1500 Completion (cms comp)

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CMS-1500 Special Billing Instructions (cms spec)

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CMS-1500 Submission and Timeliness Instructions (cms sub)

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CMS-1500 Tips for Billing (cms tips)

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Contracted Inpatient Services for Medical Services (cont ms)

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Correct Coding Initiative: National (correct)

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Correct Coding Initiative: National – Claim Preparation (correct cod)

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Dental Benefits (dental)

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Denti-Cal Program (denti)

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Dialysis: End Stage Renal Disease Services (dial end)

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Dialysis Example: CMS-1500 (dial ex cms)

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Drug Use Review (DUR) Program (drug)

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Drugs: Contract Drugs List Part 5 – Authorized Manufacturer Labeler Codes (drugs cdl p5)

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Drugs: Contract Drugs List Part 8 – Step Therapy (drugs cdl p8)

28,462 Bytes131,584 Bytes

End of Life Option Act Services (eloa)

978,450 Bytes1,127,936 Bytes

End of Life Option Act Services Billing Examples: CMS-1500 (eloa cms)

41,697 Bytes169,472 Bytes

Evaluation & Management (E&M) (eval)

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Every Woman Counts (ev woman)

413,173 Bytes480,768 Bytes

Every Woman Counts Billing Examples: CMS-1500 (ev woman exc)

45,083 Bytes208,384 Bytes

Family Planning (fam planning)

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Family Planning Billing Example: CMS-1500 (fam planning cms)

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Forms: Legibility and Completion Standards (forms leg)

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Forms Reorder Request: Guidelines (forms reo)

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Forms Reorder Request: Medical Services and Allied Health (forms reo ma)

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Genetic Counseling and Screening (gene coun)

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Genetic Disease Screening Billing Examples: CMS-1500 (gene ex)

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Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP) (genetic)

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HCPCS Introduction (hcpcs)

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HCPCS Level III Interim Code List: Reimbursable Medi-Cal-Only Codes (hcpcs iii)

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Heroin Detoxification (heroin)

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Hospice Care (hospic)

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Hysterectomy (hyst)

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Immunizations (immun)

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Immunizations Code List (immun cd)

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Incontinence Medical Supplies (incont)

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Incontinence Supplies Prescription Form: Completion (incont sup com)

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Form: Incontinence Supplies Prescription Form

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Injections: An Overview (inject an over)

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Injections: Billing Example for CMS-1500 (inject bil cms)

33,027 Bytes111,104 Bytes

Injections: Code List (inject cd list)

67,452 Bytes251,392 Bytes

Injections: Drugs A-D Policy (inject drug a-d)

51,229 Bytes208,384 Bytes

Injections: Drugs E-H Policy (inject drug e-h)

35,457 Bytes126,976 Bytes

Injections: Drugs I-M Policy (inject drug i-m)

32,035 Bytes113,152 Bytes

Injections: Drugs N-R Policy (inject drug n-r)

41,414 Bytes153,088 Bytes

Injections: Drugs S-Z Policy (inject drug s-z)

9,650 Bytes38,400 Bytes

Injections: Hydration (inject hydra)

29,584 Bytes111,104 Bytes

Medicare/Medi-Cal Crossover Claims: CMS-1500 (medi cr cms)

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Medicare/Medi-Cal Crossover Claims: CMS-1500 Billing Examples for Medical Services (medi cr cms exm)

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Medicare/Medi-Cal Crossover Claims: CMS-1500 Pricing Examples for Medical Services (medi cr cms prm)

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Medicare Non-Covered Services: Charts Introduction (medi non cha)

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Medicare Non-Covered Services: CPT-4 Codes (medi non cpt)

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Medicare Non-Covered Services: HCPCS Codes (medi non hcp)

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Medicare Procedures: Medi-Cal Code Correlation List (medi pro med)

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Medicine (medne)

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Medicine: Neurology and Neuromuscular (medne neu)

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Medicine: Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies (medne non)

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Medicine: Otorhinolaryngologic Services (medne oto)

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Medicine: Pulmonary (medne pul)

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Medicine: Telehealth (medne tele)

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Minor Consent Program (minor)

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Modifiers (modif)

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Modifiers: Approved List (modif app)

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Modifiers Used With Procedure Codes (modif used)

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Newborn Hearing Screening Program (newborn)

29,616 Bytes109,568 Bytes

Non-Injectable Drugs (non inject)

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Non-Physician Medical Practitioners (NMP) (non ph)

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Non-Physician Medical Practitioners (NMP) Billing Example: CMS-1500 (non ph cms)

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Once-in-a-Lifetime Procedure Codes (once)

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Ophthalmology (ophthal)

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Ophthalmology: Diagnosis Codes (ophthal cd)

33,016 Bytes131,584 Bytes

Optional Benefits Exclusion (opt ben exc)

15,887 Bytes53,760 Bytes

Other Health Coverage (OHC) (oth hlth)

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Other Health Coverage (OHC): CPT-4 and HCPCS Codes (oth hlth cpt)

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Pathology: An Overview of Enrollment and Proficiency Testing Requirements (path an over)

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Pathology: Billing and Modifiers (path bil)

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Pathology Billing Example: CMS-1500 (path bil cms)

11,384 Bytes39,424 Bytes

Pathology: Blood Collection and Handling (path blood)

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Pathology: Blood Collection and Handling Billing Examples: CMS-1500 (path blood ex)

26,344 Bytes139,776 Bytes

Pathology: Chemistry (path chem)

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Pathology: Cytopathology (path cyto)

14,864 Bytes48,128 Bytes

Pathology: Drug Testing (path drug)

12,292 Bytes44,032 Bytes

Pathology: Immunology (path immun)

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Pathology: Microbiology (path micro)

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Pathology: Molecular Pathology (path molec)

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Pathology: Organ or Disease-Oriented Panels (path organ)

13,820 Bytes46,592 Bytes

Pathology: Surgical (path surg)

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Pathology: Urinalysis (path urin)

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Physician-Administered Drugs: NDC (physician ndc)

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Physician-Administered Drugs – NDC: CMS-1500 Billing Instructions (physician ndc cms)

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Podiatry Services (podi)

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Podiatry Services Billing Examples: CMS-1500 (podi cms)

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Pregnancy: Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) (preg com)

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Pregnancy: Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) Billing Examples - CMS-1500 (preg com exc)

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Pregnancy: Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) List of Billing Codes (preg com lis)

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Pregnancy Determination (preg determ)

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Pregnancy: Early Care and Diagnostic Services (preg early)

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Pregnancy Examples: CMS-1500 (preg ex cms)

11,368 Bytes37,888 Bytes

Pregnancy: Fetal Monitoring, Labor and Delivery Services (preg fetal)

11,747 Bytes40,960 Bytes

Pregnancy: Global Billing (preg glo)

7,837 Bytes46,592 Bytes

Pregnancy: Global Billing Codes (preg glo cd)

9,787 Bytes33,280 Bytes

Pregnancy: Per-Visit Billing (preg per)

8,643 Bytes30,208 Bytes

Pregnancy: Per-Visit Billing Codes (preg per cd)

14,000 Bytes47,104 Bytes

Pregnancy: Postpartum and Newborn Referral Services (preg post)

7,356 Bytes45,056 Bytes

Pregnancy: Share of Cost (preg share)

14,611 Bytes49,664 Bytes

Prescription Referrals (prescript)

9,081 Bytes32,768 Bytes

Prescription Referrals: Vision Care (prescript vc)

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Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women (presum)

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Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women: Billing Codes (presum bill)

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Form: Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women Provider Fact Sheet (presumb prv fact)

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Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women Program Patient Fact Sheet (presumfpatfact)

17,006 Bytes77,824 Bytes

Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women Program Patient Fact Sheet (MC 264) (Spanish)

17,006 Bytes27,648 Bytes

Form: Explanation of Ineligibility For The Presumptive Eligibility For Pregnant Women Program (presumjnobene)

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Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women Program Process (presum proc)

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Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women Provider Enrollment Instructions (presum prov)

10,006 Bytes36,352 Bytes

Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women Provider Enrollment Checklist (presum prov enroll frm)

14,390 Bytes47,104 Bytes

Preventive Services (prev)

12,367 Bytes44,032 Bytes

Provider Billing after Beneficiary Reimbursement (Conlan v. Shewry) (prov bil)

19,432 Bytes69,632 Bytes

Psychiatry (psych)

20,149 Bytes79,360 Bytes

Radiology (radi)

886,842 Bytes996,864 Bytes

Radiology Billing Example: CMS-1500 (radi bil cms)

52,692 Bytes214,528 Bytes

Radiology: Diagnostic (radi dia)

14,163 Bytes53,248 Bytes

Radiology: Diagnostic Ultrasound (radi dia ult)

19,593 Bytes78,848 Bytes

Radiology: Nuclear Medicine (radi nuc)

23,216 Bytes83,456 Bytes

Radiology: Oncology (radi onc)

19,412 Bytes75,776 Bytes

Rates: Maximum Reimbursement (rates max)

8,410 Bytes29,184 Bytes

Rates: Maximum Reimbursement for Laboratories (rates max lab)

11,832 Bytes40,448 Bytes

Remittance Advice Details (RAD) (remit adv)

25,207 Bytes159,744 Bytes

Remittance Advice Details (RAD) Examples: Allied Health and Medical Services (remit ex am)

10,686 Bytes35,328 Bytes

Remittance Advice Details (RAD): Payments and Claim Status (remit pay)

28,174 Bytes110,080 Bytes

Respiratory Care (respir)

690,784 Bytes803,328 Bytes

Resubmission Turnaround Document (RTD) Completion (resub comp)

626,283 Bytes734,208 Bytes

Share of Cost (SOC): CMS-1500 (share cms)

11,715 Bytes45,056 Bytes

Sign Language Interpretation (sign)

16,566 Bytes71,680 Bytes

Specialty Mental Health Services (spec)

19,640 Bytes109,568 Bytes

Specialty Mental Health Services: Eligible Counties (spec cnty)

1,715,786 Bytes1,876,480 Bytes

Sterilization (ster)

11,489 Bytes41,984 Bytes

Subacute Care Programs: Adult (subacut adu)

13,562 Bytes64,512 Bytes

Subacute Care Programs: Billing Codes (subacut code)

13,070 Bytes46,592 Bytes

Subacute Care Programs: Level of Care for Adults and Children (subacut lev)

14,250 Bytes59,392 Bytes

Form: Information for Authorization/Reauthorization of Subacute Care Services – Adult Subacute Program (DHS 6200 A)

16,111 Bytes63,488 Bytes

Subacute Care Programs: Pediatric (subacut ped)

10,513 Bytes34,816 Bytes

Supplies and Drugs (supp drug)

8,026 Bytes27,648 Bytes

Supplies and Drugs for Medical Services (supp drug ms)

18,272 Bytes65,024 Bytes

Surgery (surg)

14,510 Bytes47,616 Bytes

Surgery: Auditory System (surg aud)

881,232 Bytes1,019,904 Bytes

Surgery Billing Examples: CMS-1500 (surg bil cms)

20,762 Bytes73,216 Bytes

Surgery: Billing With Modifiers (surg bil mod)

23,315 Bytes76,800 Bytes

Surgery: Cardiovascular System (surg cardio)

15,841 Bytes56,320 Bytes

Surgery: Digestive System (surg digest)

26,931 Bytes118,272 Bytes

Surgery: Eye and Ocular Adnexa (surg eye)

11,306 Bytes37,376 Bytes

Surgery: Female Genital System (surg female)

14,325 Bytes51,200 Bytes

Surgery: Integumentary System (surg integ)

7,821 Bytes27,648 Bytes

Surgery: Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy (surg lap)

8,719 Bytes30,208 Bytes

Surgery: Male Genital System (surg male)

20,949 Bytes81,408 Bytes

Surgery: Musculoskeletal System (surg muscu)

27,055 Bytes102,400 Bytes

Surgery: Nervous System (surg nerv)

17,070 Bytes58,880 Bytes

Surgery: Urinary System (surg urin)

8,372 Bytes27,648 Bytes

TAR and Non-Benefit: Introduction to List (tar and non)

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TAR and Non-Benefit List: Codes 10000 – 19999 (tar and non cd1)

21,632 Bytes86,016 Bytes

TAR and Non-Benefit List: Codes 20000 – 29999 (tar and non cd2)

27,418 Bytes112,128 Bytes

TAR and Non-Benefit List: Codes 30000 – 39999 (tar and non cd3)

24,315 Bytes108,032 Bytes

TAR and Non-Benefit List: Codes 40000 – 49999 (tar and non cd4)

24,927 Bytes98,816 Bytes

TAR and Non-Benefit List: Codes 50000 – 59999 (tar and non cd5)

22,463 Bytes88,064 Bytes

TAR and Non-Benefit List: Codes 60000 – 69999 (tar and non cd6)

12,634 Bytes47,104 Bytes

TAR and Non-Benefit List: Codes 70000 – 79999 (tar and non cd7)

16,489 Bytes56,832 Bytes

TAR and Non-Benefit List: Codes 80000 – 89999 (tar and non cd8)

30,013 Bytes112,640 Bytes

TAR and Non-Benefit List: Codes 90000 – 99999 (tar and non cd9)

122,726 Bytes191,488 Bytes

TAR Completion (tar comp)

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TAR Deferral/Denial Policy (Frank v. Kizer) (tar defer)

29,359 Bytes122,368 Bytes

TAR Field Office Addresses (tar field)

104,194 Bytes151,552 Bytes

TAR Submission: Transmittal Form (tar submis)

10,532 Bytes33,792 Bytes

TAR: Submitting Appeals (tar submit)

9,534 Bytes32,768 Bytes

Transgender Services (transgender)

22,815 Bytes96,768 Bytes

Transplants (transplant)

10,932 Bytes35,328 Bytes

Tuberculosis Program (tuber)

30,622 Bytes128,512 Bytes

Vaccines For Children (VFC) Program (vaccine)



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