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CMS Transmittals and MLN Matters articles

Medicare Insider, July 15, 2008

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CMS maintains existing National Coverage Decision (NCD) of percutaneous translumnial angioplasty (PTA) with stenting
 
On July 11, CMS issued a transmittal announcing that it will not change its existing NCD for PTA with intracranial stenting.
 
Effective date: May 12, 2008
Implementation date: August 11, 2008
 
View the transmittal.
 
CMS issues guidance on billing for the technical component of pathology services furnished to hospital patients
 
On July 7, CMS issued a transmittal providing guidance on the implementation of a regulation prohibiting non-hospital laboratories from billing Medicare directly for the technical component of pathology services furnished to hospital patients. See “Note from Hugh” above for more information.
 
Effective date: July 1, 2008
Implementation date: July 7, 2008
 
View the transmittal.
 
CMS releases MLN Matters article
 
CMS released an MLN Matters last week relating to a transmittal previously announced in the Medicare Weekly Update.



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