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CMS Guidance on Place of Service (POS) Coding
By Missy Lovell

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published Transmittal 2407, entitled "Revised and Clarified Place of Service (POS) Coding Instructions," in February of 2012 with an (at the time) effective date of April 1, 2012. There were many awaiting the February 2012 issuance, as in 2009, CMS attempted to clarify the POS instructions for the professional (PC) and technical components (TC) of diagnostic tests and later rescinded that clarification in anticipation of future guidance.

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