- Provider Compliance Tips For Laboratory Blood Counts Fact Sheet
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.