Corporate Compliance

Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS re-issues OPPS update, released MLN Matters article for never events NCDs, and more

Medicare Insider, June 30, 2009

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CMS issues contractor instructions for 835 adoption

On June 26, CMS instructed contractors to make system changes required for implementation of the next version of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standard for transaction 835.

Effective date: October 1, 2009
Implementation date: April 6, 2009 for VMS; July 6, 2009 for MCS, FISS

View the transmittal.

CMS re-issues OPPS update

On June 23, CMS rescinded and replaced its previous OPPS update to the Claims Processing Manual due to some incorrect information regarding HCPCS code Q4115. All other information remains the same.

Effective date: July 1, 2009
Implementation date: July 6, 2009

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

MLN Matters articles

CMS released two MLN Matters articles related to transmittals previously outlined in Medicare Weekly Update.



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