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Spelling Out Medical Necessity; Duplicative Coding

SPELLING OUT MEDICAL NECESSITY Q:  Does a diagnosis code alone support medical necessity for lab tests?  Shouldn’t there be something in the note documenting a sign/symptom or current status of the condition?  I do not think that by simple virtue of having a confirmed diagnosis that lab tests are always medically necessary. Best Medical Coding […]

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