Corporate Compliance

Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS revises signature requirements, issues lab coding guidance, and more

Medicare Insider, March 23, 2010

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CMS instructs on 5010

On March 19, CMS issued a transmittal to communicate new edit spreadsheets to contractors able to move forward with 5010 implementation.

Effective date: July 1, 2010
Implementation date: July 6, 2010

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CMS provides guidance on reporting recoupment

On March 19, CMS issued a transmittal to instruct the Fiscal Intermediary Standard System (FISS) and Multi Carrier System (MCS) on reporting recoupment when there is a time difference between the creation and the collection of the recoupment.

Effective date: July 1, 2010
Implementation date: Varies, see transmittal

View the transmittal.

CMS issues lab coding guidance

On March 19, CMS issued a transmittal to provide special guidance on the proper use of codes 80100, 80101, 80101QW, G0430, G0430QW, G0431, and G0431QW.

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

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CMS updates instructions on occurrence span codes

On March 19, CMS issued a transmittal to provide claims processing and billing instructions that allow claims to be billed as if no occurrence span code limitation exists on the claim.

Effective date: October 1, 2002
Implementation date: July 6, 2010 (analysis, design and coding); October 4, 2010 (testing and implementation)

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CMS updates lab travel allowance fees

On March 19, CMS issued a transmittal to update the travel allowance fees for collection of specimens under the clinical laboratory fee schedule.

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

View the transmittal.

CMS revises signature requirements

On March 16, CMS issued a transmittal to update signature requirements in the Program Integrity Manual and add e-prescribing language.

Effective date: March 1, 2010
Implementation date: April 16, 2010

View the transmittal.

MLN Matters article

CMS released an MLN Matters article related to a transmittal previously outlined in Medicare Weekly Update.



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