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CMS Transmittals and MLN Matters articles

Medicare Insider, March 4, 2008

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CMS corrects previous transmittal on billing and payment for psychological and neuropsychological tests

On February 29, CMS issued a transmittal making a minor correction to a previous transmittal on billing and payment for psychological and neuropsychological tests.

Effective date: January 1, 2006
Implementation date: December 28, 2006

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CMS announces update to coverage and payment of audiological testing

On February 29, CMS issued a transmittal announcing changes to Medicare coverage and payment for audiological testing.

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

View the transmittal.

View a related update to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual.

CMS encourages consistency in cost and charge reporting

On February 29, CMS issued a transmittal relating to CMS's support of efforts by industry groups to encourage hospitals to report costs and charges, particularly for supplies, in a way that is consistent with the way that charges are grouped in the Medicare Provider and Review (MedPAR) files.

Effective date: Cost reporting periods ending on or after September 30, 2007
Implementation date: March 31, 2008

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CMS announces treatment of new and deleted laboratory CPT codes

On February 29, CMS issued a transmittal announcing the treatment of new and deleted 2008 laboratory CPT codes for purposes of the clinical laboratory improvement amendment edits.

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

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CMS announces changes to claims adjudication process for immunosuppressive drugs

On February 15, CMS issued a transmittal announcing changes to its claims adjudication process for immunosuppressive drugs when Medicare did not pay for the original transplant.

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

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS releases MLN Matters articles

CMS released several MLN Matters articles last week relating to transmittals reported in previous issues of Medicare Weekly Update.



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