April 2002
HomeCare Magazine;Apr2002, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p18
Trade Publication
Presents news briefs on medicare policies of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as of April 2002. Expansion of the coverage of medical nutrition therapy for diabetics; Policy on oximetry test; Plan for the certificate of medical necessity requirement.


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