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Transmittals: CMS announces new waived tests, updates clotting factor furnishing fee, and more

Medicare Insider, December 23, 2008

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CMS issues annual clotting factor furnishing fee update

On December 19, CMS issued its annual update to the furnishing fee for clotting factor.

Effective date: January 1, 2009
Implementation date: January 5, 2009

View the transmittal.

CMS announces new waived tests under CLIA

On December 19, CMS announced new waived tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA).

Effective date: January 1, 2009
Implementation date: January 5, 2009

View the transmittal.

CMS issues transmittal on the 2009 update for clinical laboratory fee schedule and laboratory services subject to reasonable charge payment

On December 19, CMS issued a transmittal providing instructions for the CY 2009 clinical laboratory fee schedule, mapping for new codes for clinical laboratory tests, and updates for laboratory costs subject to the reasonable charge payment.

Effective date: January 1, 2009
Implementation date: January 5, 2009

View the transmittal.

CMS rescinds and replaces previous transmittal on paying claims without passing through editors

On December 18, CMS rescinded and replaced its previous transmittal regarding paying claims without passing through the integrated outpatient code editor or the Medicare code editor. Most information remains the same.

Effective date: November 25, 2008
Implementation date: November 25, 2008

View the transmittal.



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