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Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS to implement expanded ICD-9 processing, revise PTA and cardiac rehab coverage, and more

Medicare Insider, March 16, 2010

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CMS updates RHC/FQHC cost report

On March 12, CMS issued a transmittal to revise the Independent Rural Health Clinic (RHC)/Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Cost Report, form CMS-222-92.

Effective date: Varies

View the transmittal.

CMS to expand ICD-9 code processing

On March 5, CMS issued a transmittal to implement processing of more ICD-9 codes (diagnosis and procedure) on institutional claims, effective January 1, 2011.

Effective date: Varies
Implementation date: Varies

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS repeals cardiac rehab NCD

On March 5, CMS issued a transmittal to repeal Section 20.10 of the National Coverage Determinations Manual, on cardiac rehabilitation programs. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) provides for coverage of cardiac rehab and intensive cardiac rehab effective January 1, 2010, and specifies certain conditions of coverage.

Effective date: February 22, 2010
Implementation date: April 5, 2010

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS revises PTA NCD

On March 5, CMS issued transmittals to the National Coverage Determinations Manual and the Claims Processing Manual, to implement revised language in its NCD for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). The revisions include new verbiage specific to embolic protection devices.

Effective date: December 9, 2009
Implementation date: April 5, 2010

View the National Coverage Determinations Manual transmittal.

View the Claims Processing Manual transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS issues quarterly I/OCE update

On March 5, CMS issued its quarterly update to the I/OCE specifications.

Effective date: April 1, 2010
Implementation date: April 5, 2010

View the transmittal.

CMS replaces transmittals

CMS issued several transmittals to rescind and replace transmittals previously outlined in Medicare Weekly Update.

MLN Matters articles

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



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