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CMS Transmittals and MLN Matters articles

Medicare Insider, July 8, 2008

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CMS updates National Coverage Determinations manual section on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
 
On July 3, CMS issued a transmittal revising the Medicare National Coverage Determinations manual to expand coverage for CPAP therapy for OSA to include a positive diagnosis of OSA made using a home sleep test under specified criteria.
 
Effective date: March 13, 2008
Implementation date: August 4, 2008
 
View the transmittal.
 
 CMS updates Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for 2009
 
On July 3, CMS issued a transmittal updating the LTCH PPS for the 2009 rate year.
 
Effective date: July 1, 2008
Implementation date: July 7, 2008
 
View the transmittal.
 
CMS releases MLN Matters articles
 
CMS released three MLN Matters articles last week relating to transmittals previously announced in the Medicare Weekly Update.



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