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CMS Transmittals and MLN Matters articles

Medicare Insider, June 24, 2008

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CMS issues July 2008 update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
 
On June 19, CMS issued a transmittal announcing the July 2008 update to the hospital OPPS.
 
Effective date: July 1, 2008
Implementation date: July 7, 2008
 
View the transmittal.
 
CMS updates the manual instructions on the physician supervision requirements applicable to services furnished by a hospital “incident to” the services of a physician
 
On June 19, CMS issued a transmittal updating chapter six, section 20.5.1 of the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, “Coverage of outpatient therapeutic services incident-to a physician’s service furnished on or after August 1, 2000.”
 
View the update to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual.
 
CMS announces new waived tests under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA)
 
On June 20, CMS issued a transmittal announcing new waived tests under CLIA.
 
Effective date: July 1, 2008
Implementation date: July 7, 2008
 
View the transmittal.
 
CMS clarifies instructions regarding screening pelvic examinations
 
On June 20, CMS issued a transmittal clarifying Medicare coverage of screening pelvic examinations.
 
Effective date: September 23, 2008
Implementation date: September 23, 2008
 
View the transmittal.
 
CMS releases MLN Matters articles
 
CMS released two MLN Matters articles last week relating to transmittals previously announced in the Medicare Weekly Update. In addition, CMS also released a MLN Matters Special Edition article related to coverage of diabetes screening tests.



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