Awareness : Compliance Publications/Updates

8 Digit Clinical Trial Number on Claims

CMS recently issued an Manual Instruction and an accompanying MLN Article, for Mandatory Reporting of an 8-Digit Clinical Trial Number on Claims.  Effective January 1, 2014, claims for items and services related to Category A and B devices, or under a Coverage Evidence Development (CED), must include the 8 digit number (always preceded by NCT on each study’s page) assigned by the National Library of Medicine at

For detailed billing instructions, please review the CMS Manual System

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