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Other Issuances: CMS clarifies guidance on standing orders, OIG releases report on high-dollar claims, and more

Medicare Insider, October 28, 2008

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CMS clarifies guidance on use of standing orders in hospitals

On October 24, CMS issued a memo clarifying the use of standing orders in hospitals and the circumstances under which signatures are required on pre-printed order sets.

View the memo.

CMS issues memo on organ transplant programs

On October 24, CMS issued a memo regarding planned revisions to the survey and certification procedures for organ transplant programs.

View the memo.

OIG releases report on high-dollar payments for Medicare Part A outpatient claims processed by National Government Services for the period January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2005

On October 20, the OIG released a review of high-dollar payments for Medicare Part A outpatient claims processed by National Government Services, a Medicare fiscal intermediary, for the period January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2005. The OIG found that 38 of the 166 high-dollar claims resulted in overpayments, totaling $14.6 million.

View the OIG report.



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