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CMS Transmittals and MLN Matters articles

Medicare Insider, April 22, 2008

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CMS issues payment update for Part B services furnished by certain Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals and clinics

On April 18, CMS issued a transmittal updating Part B payments for IHS facilities.

Effective date: September 11, 2006
Implementation date: May 19, 2008

View the transmittal.

CMS issues description of its process of assigning providers to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs)

On April 18, CMS issued a transmittal describing its process of assigning providers to MACs.

Effective date: May 19, 2008
Implementation date: May 19, 2008

View the transmittal.

CMS issues revisions to State Operations Manual chapter on laboratory certification under CLIA

On April 18, CMS issued a transmittal making extensive changes to the State Operations Manual chapter on laboratory certification under CLIA.

Effective date: April 18, 2008
Implementation date: April 18, 2008

View the transmittal.

CMS announces April 2008 HCPCS codes update

On April 18, CMS issued a transmittal announcing the release of the April 2008 HCPCS codes update.

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

View the transmittal.

CMS issues updated instructions on appeals relating to provider enrollment

On April 11, CMS issued a transmittal implementing various changes to the process for appealing denial of a Medicare enrollment application or revocation of Medicare billing privileges.

Effective date: May 12, 2008
Implementation date: May 12, 2008

View the transmittal.

CMS issues update to payment methodology for glycosylated hemoglobin (A1c) testing

On April 11, CMS issued a transmittal announcing an update to the payment methodology for glycosylated hemoglobin (A1c) under the clinical diagnostic laboratory fee schedule. Hospitals should consider whether they need to submit adjustment claims based on this update.

Effective date: April 1, 2008
Implementation date: May 12, 2008

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS issues MLN Matters article on April 2008 update of the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)

On April 8, CMS issued a MLN Matters article on the April 2008 update of the OPPS.

View the MLN Matters article.

View a related transmittal (as previously reported in the April 15 issue of Medicare Weekly Update).



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