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  • New Physician Specialty Code
  • Lacy Gaskins
New Physician Specialty Code

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) utilize new physician specialty code Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (C7), Medical Toxicology (C8) and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (C9). Contractors must recognize a new physician specialty code as a valid primary specialty code or a secondary specialty code.

Full Transmittal: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2017Downloads/R3762CP.pdf

Subject: New Physician Specialty Code for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Medical Toxicology, and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

Number: 3762

Title: 9957

Release Date: April 28, 2017

Effective Date: October 1, 2017

Implementation Date: October 2, 2017

Special Notes: N/A

  • Lacy Gaskins

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