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Other CMS and OIG Issuances

Medicare Insider, March 11, 2008

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CMS issues revised advanced beneficiary notice

On March 3, CMS issued forms and instructions for a revised advanced beneficiary notice (ABN). The deadline for use of the new form is September 1, 2008.

View the ABN announcement, form, and instructions.

Frequently asked questions

On March 5, CMS released the following updated frequently asked questions related to Medicare fee-for-service payment:

  • Does Medicare pay an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF) for administrative days? (view)
  • How can we determine if an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF) has a qualified Emergency Department (E.D.)? (view)

On March 5, CMS released 15 updated frequently asked questions related to Medicare coding. (view)

OIG issues review of excessive payments for outpatient claims processed by National Government Services for calendar years 2003-2005

On March 7, the OIG issued a review of excessive payments for outpatient claims processed by National Government Services for calendar years 2003-2005. The review examined 59 claims of $50,000 or more and found that 18 were appropriate, and the remaining 41 payments included overpayments totaling $3,463,740.

View the OIG report.



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