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Other Issuances: CMS selects MAC, OIG issues report on IPF transition claims, and more

Medicare Insider, September 16, 2008

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CMS releases memo on survey and certification issues related to Hurricane Ike

On September 12, CMS released a memo announcing that Mike Leavitt, secretary of HHS, declared a public health emergency in some Texas counties affected by Hurricane Ike. The declaration invokes time-limited statutory authority under section 1135(b) of the Social Security Act to permit CMS to waive or modify certain requirements or timetables if providers, acting in good faith to provide needed forms or services, are unable to comply as a result of the disaster.

View the memo.

CMS selects First Coast Service Options, Inc. (FCSO), as new A/B Medicare administrative contractor (MAC)

On September 12, CMS announced its selection of FCSO as the new A/B MAC for Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. As the A/B MAC contractor, FCSO will immediately begin implementation activities and will assume full responsibility for the claims processing work in its three-area jurisdiction no later than March 2009.

View the press release.

OIG releases report on Medicare claims submitted by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) during the transition to the prospective payment system in 2005

On September 10, the OIG released a review of Medicare claims submitted by IPFs during the transition to the prospective payment system in 2005. The OIG found that IPFs that split-billed transition stays did not always cancel the split bills and rebill Medicare using prospective payment system rates and rules, as required.

View the OIG report.

CMS issues third quarter update to the 2008 OPPS Pricer

On September 5, CMS released the latest version of the 2008 OPPS Pricer.

View the OPPS Pricer Web page.



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