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