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Other Issuances: CMS updates lab NCDs, OIG audits overpayments, and more

Medicare Insider, April 6, 2010

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CMS updates lab NCDs

CMS released the April 2010 Medicare National Coverage Determinations coding policy manual and change report.

View the report

CMS implements NCD for positron emission tomography (NaF-18) to identify bone metastasis of cancer

On March 29, CMS issued a transmittal to the National Coverage Determinations Manual to implement positron emission tomography (NaF-18) to identify bone metastasis of cancer.

Effective date: February 26, 2010
Implementation date: July 6, 2010

View the transmittal to the National Coverage Determinations Manual

OIG reports on Medicare overpayments

On March 23, the OIG issued a report on the Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation which had not recovered $149,000 in overpayments made to three providers for 1,193 claims that were not eligible for payment because the services were provided on or after the dates that the providers were terminated from the Medicare program.

View the OIG report.

CMS releases survey memo

CMS released a memo concerning the FDA’s disapproval of the modified SS1 tabletop sterile processing system, which is commonly used in hospitals and other outpatient/ambulatory care settings.

View the memo.

Frequently asked questions

CMS has posted several new/updated frequently asked questions (FAQ).

View a listing of FAQs.



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