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We recommended that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services direct the MACs (or other CMS-designated entities) to review a sample of claims for epidural steroid injection sessions administered during the period beginning on January 1, 2021, and ending on the date that the revised coverage limitations (i.e., up to four sessions per 12-month period) became effective in the relevant MAC's jurisdiction (I.e. December 5, 2021, and June 19, 2022), to identify instances in which Medicare paid physicians for injection sessions that exceeded the number of allowable sessions (in accordance with the applicable LCDs) and recover any improper payments identified.
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Significant Recommendation
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