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SIS Submits Comments to UnitedHealth Group on Bilateral Procedures Policy Revisions

Tuesday, May 17, 2016  
On May 10, SIS submitted comments to UnitedHealth Group regarding their revisions to their bilateral procedures policy scheduled for implementation in Q2 2016 that inappropriately applies the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) payment adjustment methodology to add-on codes for bilateral procedures. SIS urges UnitedHealthcare to reconsider this policy change and recognize that all add-on codes are exempt from the multiple procedure reduction concept. Our colleagues at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation brought this issue to our attention and SIS echoes their comments as well.  See the letter here.

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