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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)

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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)

18,480 Bytes60,928 Bytes

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)

126,123 Bytes209,920 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)

563,624 Bytes714,752 Bytes

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)

30,950 Bytes133,632 Bytes

End of Life Option Act Services (eloa)

981,740 Bytes1,128,448 Bytes

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

47,397 Bytes195,072 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)

45,403 Bytes210,432 Bytes

Family Planning (fam planning)

446,076 Bytes517,120 Bytes

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

13,843 Bytes43,520 Bytes

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)

31,313 Bytes114,176 Bytes

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)

33,879 Bytes115,200 Bytes

Injections: Code List (inject cd list)

65,406 Bytes253,952 Bytes

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

59,478 Bytes240,128 Bytes

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

40,386 Bytes153,088 Bytes

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

37,206 Bytes136,704 Bytes

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

43,007 Bytes163,328 Bytes

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

10,069 Bytes37,888 Bytes

Injections: Hydration (inject hydra)

31,225 Bytes118,272 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)

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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)

33,802 Bytes130,560 Bytes

Ophthalmology (ophthal)

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Ophthalmology: Diagnosis Codes (ophthal cd)

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Optional Benefits Exclusion (opt ben exc)

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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (osteo)

16,266 Bytes54,784 Bytes

Other Health Coverage (OHC) (oth hlth)

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

20,838 Bytes79,360 Bytes

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)

13,330 Bytes45,568 Bytes

Pathology: Blood Collection and Handling (path blood)

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

25,924 Bytes139,264 Bytes

Pathology: Chemistry (path chem)

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Pathology: Cytopathology (path cyto)

14,641 Bytes47,104 Bytes

Pathology: Drug Testing (path drug)

12,892 Bytes45,056 Bytes

Pathology: Immunology (path immun)

25,444 Bytes107,520 Bytes

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)

13,995 Bytes47,104 Bytes

Pathology: Surgical (path surg)

11,548 Bytes37,888 Bytes

Pathology: Urinalysis (path urin)

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Pharmacist Services (pharm serv)

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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)

22,163 Bytes80,384 Bytes

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)

2,042,401 Bytes2,301,952 Bytes

Pregnancy Examples: CMS-1500 (preg ex cms)

11,633 Bytes38,912 Bytes

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

12,312 Bytes40,960 Bytes

Pregnancy: Global Billing (preg glo)

8,247 Bytes28,672 Bytes

Pregnancy: Global Billing Codes (preg glo cd)

10,144 Bytes33,792 Bytes

Pregnancy: Per-Visit Billing (preg per)

12,331 Bytes43,520 Bytes

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

15,072 Bytes50,176 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)

24,845 Bytes86,528 Bytes

Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women (presum)

28,145 Bytes98,304 Bytes

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

28,145 Bytes30,720 Bytes

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

10,177 Bytes33,280 Bytes

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)

17,978 Bytes63,488 Bytes

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)

27,019 Bytes151,040 Bytes

Preventive Services (prev)

12,367 Bytes44,032 Bytes

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

19,941 Bytes69,632 Bytes

Psychiatry (psych)

21,551 Bytes81,408 Bytes

Radiology (radi)

888,817 Bytes1,001,984 Bytes

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

53,019 Bytes215,552 Bytes

Radiology: Diagnostic (radi dia)

15,131 Bytes56,320 Bytes

Radiology: Diagnostic Ultrasound (radi dia ult)

23,613 Bytes93,696 Bytes

Radiology: Nuclear Medicine (radi nuc)

23,770 Bytes84,480 Bytes

Radiology: Oncology (radi onc)

19,741 Bytes75,264 Bytes

Rates: Maximum Reimbursement (rates max)

8,602 Bytes29,696 Bytes

Rates: Maximum Reimbursement for Laboratories (rates max lab)

12,139 Bytes40,448 Bytes

Remittance Advice Details (RAD) (remit adv)

25,695 Bytes160,768 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)

28,546 Bytes111,616 Bytes

Respiratory Care (respir)

626,283 Bytes734,208 Bytes

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

12,148 Bytes44,544 Bytes

Sign Language Interpretation (sign)

17,514 Bytes73,216 Bytes

Specialty Mental Health Services (spec)

19,640 Bytes109,568 Bytes

Specialty Mental Health Services: Eligible Counties (spec cnty)

1,715,948 Bytes1,876,480 Bytes

Sterilization (ster)

12,121 Bytes41,472 Bytes

Subacute Care Programs: Adult (subacut adu)

12,291 Bytes51,712 Bytes

Subacute Care Programs: Billing Codes (subacut code)

13,278 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)

17,235 Bytes64,000 Bytes

Subacute Care Programs: Pediatric (subacut ped)

10,613 Bytes34,816 Bytes

Supplies and Drugs (supp drug)

8,526 Bytes29,696 Bytes

Supplies and Drugs for Medical Services (supp drug ms)

23,194 Bytes80,384 Bytes

Surgery (surg)

18,744 Bytes60,416 Bytes

Surgery: Auditory System (surg aud)

887,219 Bytes1,028,608 Bytes

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

21,260 Bytes74,752 Bytes

Surgery: Billing With Modifiers (surg bil mod)

27,788 Bytes93,184 Bytes

Surgery: Cardiovascular System (surg cardio)

20,558 Bytes69,632 Bytes

Surgery: Digestive System (surg digest)

29,219 Bytes120,832 Bytes

Surgery: Eye and Ocular Adnexa (surg eye)

11,306 Bytes37,376 Bytes

Surgery: Female Genital System (surg female)

14,618 Bytes51,712 Bytes

Surgery: Integumentary System (surg integ)

9,607 Bytes32,256 Bytes

Surgery: Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy (surg lap)

12,217 Bytes43,008 Bytes

Surgery: Male Genital System (surg male)

24,775 Bytes89,600 Bytes

Surgery: Musculoskeletal System (surg muscu)

28,113 Bytes105,472 Bytes

Surgery: Nervous System (surg nerv)

17,892 Bytes62,976 Bytes

Surgery: Urinary System (surg urin)

8,560 Bytes28,160 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)

21,560 Bytes85,504 Bytes

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

27,677 Bytes113,664 Bytes

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

25,720 Bytes107,520 Bytes

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

25,026 Bytes98,304 Bytes

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

22,696 Bytes89,088 Bytes

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

12,930 Bytes48,128 Bytes

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

19,048 Bytes67,584 Bytes

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

31,643 Bytes119,808 Bytes

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

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TAR Completion (tar comp)

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

29,977 Bytes124,416 Bytes

TAR Field Office Addresses (tar field)

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TAR Submission: Transmittal Form (tar submis)

10,532 Bytes33,792 Bytes

TAR: Submitting Appeals (tar submit)

10,204 Bytes33,792 Bytes

Transgender Services (transgender)

24,727 Bytes100,352 Bytes

Transplants (transplant)

10,932 Bytes35,328 Bytes

Tuberculosis Program (tuber)

33,921 Bytes141,312 Bytes

Vaccines For Children (VFC) Program (vaccine)



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