ODs must report 8-digit clinical trial number on claims

October 28, 2013

Optometrists participating in clinical trials are mandated, effective Jan. 1, 2014, to report a clinical trial number on claims for items and services provided in clinical trials qualified for coverage as specified in the Medicare National Coverage Determination Manual.

The clinical trial number to be reported is the same number that has been reported voluntarily since the implementation of CR5790, dated Jan. 18, 2008.

That is the number assigned by the National Library of Medicine website (http://clinicaltrials.gov) when a new study appears in the MLN Clinical Trials database.

For additional information, visit http://tinyurl.com/krdhx8j.

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