Last Updated: Mar 17, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established a new Hospitalist physician specialty code. The new Hospitalist code — C6 — took effect April 1, 2017. Billing systems should be updated to reflect this change.
Medicare will also recognize the new code of C6 as a valid specialty for the following edits:
CMS offers more details regarding code C6 via its MLN Matters article available online here.
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