Corporate Compliance

Other CMS and OIG Issuances

Medicare Insider, November 27, 2007

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CMS issues proposed decision memo on coverage of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting of the renal arteries

On November 20, CMS issued a proposed decision memo on percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting of the renal arteries. CMS is proposing to make no changes to the current National Coverage Determination for these services.

View the proposed decision memo here.

Office of Inspector General issues audit report on Part B payments for outpatient laboratory services provided to Medicare inpatients

On November 21, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an audit report on Part B payments made by National Heritage Insurance Company (NHIC) for outpatient laboratory services furnished to Medicare inpatients during 2005. Based on a statistical sample, the OIG estimated that NHIC made $292,524 in inappropriate Part B payments for laboratory services furnished to inpatients.

View the OIG audit report here.



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