This is dependent on Local Medical Review Policy which varies with carrier.
Consequently, for Medicare carrier purposes, while the criteria noted by
Carmine are valid for Washington, you'll need to check your local LMRP.

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-----Original Message-----
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Sent:   Tuesday, April 20, 1999 4:15 PM
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The latest published criteria for recommendation for F/U by Medicare for
purposes of reimbursement are as follows =50% annual
                                        60-79% 6months
                                        80-99%=CEA
P.O.F/U at 6wks/6months/annual than annually.