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CMS Transmittals and MLN Matters articles

Medicare Insider, January 8, 2008

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CMS issues January 2008 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor specifications version 9.0

On December 28, CMS issued a transmittal announcing the release of the January 2008 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor specifications (version 9.0).

Effective date: January 1, 2008
Implementation date: January 7, 2008

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS declines to issue national coverage determination for nebulized beta adrenergic agonist therapy for lung diseases

On December 21, CMS issued a transmittal announcing that it will not issue a national coverage determination (NCD) for nebulized beta adrenergic agonist therapy for lung diseases.

Effective date: September 10, 2007
Implementation date: January 22, 2008

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS issues updated data files for determining disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments

On December 27, CMS issued a transmittal announcing the release of updated data files containing SSI days and total Medicare Part A days (by provider number) for use in calculating DSH payments.

Effective date: January 4, 2008
Implementation date: January 4, 2008

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS issues additional information on provider access to CMS internet-based systems

On December 27, CMS issued two special edition MLN Matters articles on a program that CMS is developing to allow providers to submit information to CMS using new "online enterprise applications." The two articles complete a three-part series about the program.

View part two of the special edition MLN Matters article series.

View part three of the special edition MLN Matters article series.



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