Corporate Compliance

Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS updates drug pricing files, issues MLN Matters articles, and more

Medicare Insider, August 25, 2009

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CMS issues new waived tests under CLIA

On August 21, CMS issued transmittal R1799CP to inform contractors of new waived tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA).

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

View the transmittal.

CMS updates IHS payment rates

On August 14, CMS issued transmittal R1798CP to update the hospital payment rates under the Indian Health Service.

Effective date: January 1, 2009
Implementation date: September 15, 2009

View the transmittal.

CMS issues, revises Part B drug pricing files

On August 14, CMS issued transmittal R1795CP to release the October 2009 quarterly average sales price Part B drug pricing files and revisions to prior quarterly pricing files.

Effective Date: October 1, 2009
Implementation Date: October 5, 2009

View the transmittal.

MLN Matters articles

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



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