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MLN Provider Compliance

The Medicare Learning Network

Fast Fact

When a beneficiary receives an Evaluation and Management Service (E&M) service with a psychotherapeutic service on the same day, by the same provider, both services are payable if they are significant and separately identifiable and billed using the correct codes.  For more information, please refer to MLN Matters® Special Edition Article # SE1407.

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The Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Provider Compliance page contains educational products that inform health care professionals on how to avoid common billing errors and other improper activities when dealing with various CMS Programs. CMS’ claim review program’s overall goal is to reduce improper payment error by identifying and addressing coverage and coding billing errors. Since 1996, CMS has implemented several initiatives: to prevent improper payments before a claim is processed; and to identify, and recoup improper payments after the claim is processed.

The Downloads section contains MLN products, MLN Matters® Articles, and the “Archive of Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletters” which have been designed to provide education on common billing errors and other improper activities. These lists, as well as other information in the Downloads and Related Links section, are updated as new products and articles are developed and existing products and articles are revised.

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