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CMS Transmittals and MLN Matters articles

Medicare Insider, February 12, 2008

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CMS issues new HCPCS K code

On February 7, CMS issued a transmittal announcing that is has established a new HCPCS code, K0672. The new code is defined as "Addition to lower extremity orthosis, removable soft interface, all components, replacement only, each."

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

View the transmittal.

CMS provides further guidance on reporting non-covered charges relating to astigmatism-correcting intraocular lens

On February 6, CMS issued a MLN Matters article providing further guidance on CMS's recent transmittal on reporting non-covered charges relating to the astigmatism-correcting functionality of astigmatism-correcting intraocular lens.

View the MLN Matters article.

View the related transmittal (as previously reported in the February 5 issue of Medicare Weekly Update).

CMS provides further guidance on reporting smoking and tobacco-use cessation counseling services

On February 5, CMS issued a MLN Matters article providing further guidance on CMS's recent transmittal on using CPT codes 99406 and 99407 to report smoking and tobacco-use cessation counseling services.

View the MLN Matters article.

View the related transmittal (as previously reported in the February 5 issue of Medicare Weekly Update.

CMS provides further guidance on reporting patient prior payments

On February 5, CMS issued a MLN Matters article providing further guidance on CMS' recent transmittal on the new value code "FC" for reporting the amount the provider received from the beneficiary toward payment of the claim prior to the billing date.

View the MLN Matters article.

View the related transmittal (as previously reported in the February 5 issue of Medicare Weekly Update.

CMS provides further guidance on the prohibition on using legacy provider identification numbers on CMS-1500 and UB-04 claims

On February 5, CMS issued a MLN Matters article providing further guidance on CMS' recent transmittal announcing that, effective May 23, claims containing legacy provider identification numbers (i.e., identifiers other than NPIs) will be returned as unprocessable.

View the MLN Matters article.

View the related transmittal (as previously reported in the February 5 issue of Medicare Weekly Update).

CMS provides further guidance on changes to the three day payment window instructions

On February 5, CMS issued a MLN Matters article providing further guidance on CMS' recent transmittal on changes related to claims for services potentially subject to the so-called "three day payment window."

View the MLN Matters article.

View the related transmittal (as previously reported in the February 5 issue of Medicare Weekly Update).



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