Claims for fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) for solid tumors submitted October 6 through November 10 will be held to ensure Medicare systems can accurately calculate payments. Specifically, these are claims containing Healthcare Common procedure Coding System (HCPCS) A9552 for all oncologic conditions. These claims will be processed beginning November 11 after the system has been fully tested. No action is required by providers.
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