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CMS Transmittals and MLN Matters articles

Medicare Insider, May 27, 2008

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CMS issues version 14.2 of the national correct coding initiative (NCCI) edits

On May 23, CMS issued a transmittal announcing the release of version 14.2 of the NCCI edits.

Effective date: July 1, 2008
Implementation date: July 7, 2008 (Note: New versions of NCCI are implemented for hospitals one quarter behind the general implementation date.)

View the transmittal.

CMS releases update to average sales price (ASP) drug pricing and payment methodology

On May 23, CMS issued a transmittal updating the ASP drug pricing and payment methodology. The transmittal also addresses numerous policy issues relating to CMS's payment methodology for drugs covered under Part B.

Effective date: June 23, 2008
Implementation date: June 23, 2008

View the transmittal.

CMS revises date of service (DOS) policy for tests performed on laboratory specimens

On May 23, CMS issued a transmittal revising the DOS policy for tests performed on laboratory specimens.

Effective date: January 1, 2009
Implementation date: January 5, 2009

View the transmittal.

CMS issues Indian Health Service (IHS) hospital payment rates for Calendar Year (CY) 2008

On May 23, CMS issued a transmittal announcing the CY 2008 IHS hospital payment rates.

Effective date: January 1, 2008
Implementation date: June 23, 2008

View the transmittal.

CMS releases MLN Matters article

On May 21, CMS issued a MLN Matters article relating to a transmittal previously announced in Medicare Weekly Update.



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