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Other Issuances: CMS proposes NCDs for surgical never events, OIG issues Semiannual Report, and more

Medicare Insider, December 9, 2008

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OIG issues Semiannual Report to Congress

On December 3, the OIG issued its Semiannual Report to Congress for April 1–September 30 of fiscal year 2008.

View the OIG report.

CMS issues proposed decision memos for surgical never events

On December 2, CMS issued three proposed decision memos for never events in which it proposed not to cover certain preventable surgical errors. CMS will accept comments regarding the proposed coverage policies until January 1, 2009.

View the proposed decision memo for wrong surgery performed on a patient.

View the proposed decision memo for surgery on the wrong body part.

View the proposed decision memo for surgery on the wrong patient.

View a related press release.

OIG issues fiscal year (FY) 2007 annual report for the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program

On December 2, the OIG released the FY 2007 annual report for the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program, a joint effort of the Attorney General and the OIG.

View the report.

CMS posts transcripts of ICD-10-CM/PCS conference calls

CMS has posted on its Web site transcripts of the ICD-10-CM/PCS conference calls it sponsored for hospital staff and other Part A and Part B providers in October and November.

View a transcript of the conference call for hospital staff.

View a transcript of the conference call for other Part A and Part B providers.

View CMS’ ICD-10 Web page.



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