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CMS Transmittals and MLN Matters articles

Medicare Insider, March 18, 2008

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CMS issues April inpatient rehabilitation facility PPS Pricer

On March 14, CMS issued a transmittal announcing the release of the April Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS pricer software.

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

View the transmittal.

CMS issues additional guidance regarding use of modifier -JW

On March 14, CMS issued a transmittal announcing additional instructions regarding the use of modifier -JW when processing all drugs except competitive acquisition program drugs. Local contractors may require providers to report modifier -JW to identify unused drugs or biologicals from single use vials or single use packages that are appropriately discarded.

Effective date: January 1, 2008
Implementation date: April 14, 2008

View the transmittal.

CMS announces latest waived tests under CLIA

On March 14, CMS issued a transmittal announcing the latest tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration as waived tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

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

View the transmittal.

CMS issues update to chapter 10 of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual

On March 14, CMS issued a transmittal announcing an update to chapter 10 (Healthcare Provider/Supplier Enrollment) of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual.

Effective date: April 14, 2008
Implementation date: April 14, 2008

View the transmittal.

CMS issues a reminder that third annual Medicare Contractor Provider Satisfaction Survey ends in April

On March 10, CMS issued a special edition MLN Matters article announcing that the opportunity to participate in the third annual Medicare Contractor Provider Satisfaction Survey (MCPSS) ends in April. The program is eligible to all Medicare providers and suppliers (including physicians) billing the Medicare fee-for-service program who were selected to participate in the MCPSS for 2008.

View the MLN Matters article.

CMS announces changes to the Long Term Care Hospital PPS Pricer

On March 7, CMS issued a MLN Matters article providing further guidance on changes to the Long Term Care Hospital PPS pricer software based on the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007.

View the MLN Matters article.

View a related transmittal (as previously reported in the March 11 issue of Medicare Weekly Update).



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