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What is the meaning of the CMS Medicare Claim
Denial Reason Code?: CO-50, CO/50, CO50

    What is the meaning of the CMS Medicare Claim Denial
    Reason Code?: CO50, CO/50, CO-50    -  These are non-
    covered services because this is not deemed a 'medical
    necessity' by the payer.


    What You Should DO:

    1. Check the Local Coverage Determination guidelines. You
    can search the Local and National Determination Guidelines by
    visiting your local Medicare contractor's website or by visiting


    Useful References:  CPT Code Books, CMS Website (www.
    cms.gov), CCI Quarterly Updates, CPT Assistant Publications,
    Diagnosis Code Books