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Title
Provider Compliance Tips For Laboratory Blood Counts Fact Sheet
Date
2019-05-09

In 2017, the Medicare Fee-For-Service improper payment rate for blood counts was 19.2 percent with projected inaccurate payments of $56.6 million. Improper payments resulted from:

  • Insufficient documentation - 89 percent
  • Incorrect coding - 8.3 percent
  • No documentation - 2.7 percent

Prevent denials by reviewing the Provider Compliance Tips For Laboratory Tests – Blood Counts fact sheet, which details coverage and documentation requirements.