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[3 min watch] Understanding Medicare billing item numbers

As Medicare continues to implement changes to their procedures and billing item numbers, it is important for general practitioners to understand how these changes might impact daily work. For example, the removal of item number 30195 in November 2018 effected many doctors who used this number to treat solar keratosis with a diathermy device.

In this short video, National Skin Cancer Centres Chief Operating Officer Matt Woollard offers his recommendations for using the correct Medicare billing item numbers including understanding their differences between an excision and a biopsy, and holding the billing on excisional biopsies until the pathology report comes back.

Watch the full video here:

Access your free Medicare Billing Item Numbers guide by joining the HealthCert Community.

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3 comments on “[3 min watch] Understanding Medicare billing item numbers

  1. Where to download my free Medicare Billing Item Number Guide?
    Even after watching video twice , I couldn’t see any link for downloading.

    1. Hi Musi, if you have completed a HealthCert course, you can join the HealthCert Community where you will have unlimited access to various materials of benefit to your practice, including the Medicare Billing Item Numbers guide. You can join the Community here: https://community.healthcert.com/

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