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Comprehensive Error Rate Testing: Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

As reported in the Medicare Quarterly Compliance Newsletter (October 2017), the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) review contractor conducted a study of claims for arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs billed with HCPCS code 29827 submitted from January through March 2016. Most improper payments were due to insufficient documentation.

Avoid documentation errors and payment recoveries: