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File Conversions Related to the Spanish Translation of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Descriptions

The purpose of this Change Request (CR) is to provide direction for the contractors to perform any necessary file conversions related to the Spanish translation of the HCPCS descriptions provided by First Coast Service Options (First Coast) on a quarterly basis. This recurring update notification applies to chapter 21, section 20. First Coast is providing these updates to the contractors because they are the entity that translates the HCPCS descriptions into Spanish for CMS

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: January 25, 2024

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