Medicaid Corrects Cardiac Code Errors

State Medicaid officials say they mistakenly deactivated coverage for numerous cardiac and other codes .  

Medicaid says it will reactivate most of the cardiac codes on Sept. 24. The state will reimburse physicians for those codes retroactive to July 1 without physicians having to take any action.

At TMA's request, the state Medicaid director's office is reviewing all the deactivated codes. Officials will post updates on the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership  Web site , as they complete their reviews.

A cardiologist in Tyler brought the problem to TMA's attention earlier this month. The Health and Human Services Commission is conducting an internal audit to figure out what went wrong.

 

Action , Sept. 15, 2009


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