Corporate Compliance

Other Issuances: President Obama's Continuing Extension Act, OIG reports on medical errors, and FAQs

Medicare Insider, April 20, 2010

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Congress passes legislation protecting physicians from imminent pay cut

On April 16, CMS issued a press release documenting President Obama’s Continuing Extension Act of 2010 which extends through May 31 the zero percent update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) which previously effected claims with dates of service from Jan. 1, 2010, through March 31, 2010. CMS instructs providers to begin processing claims under the new law immediately.

View the press release.

OIG reports on medical review errors

On April 8, the OIG issued a report on their review of the Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) program. The OIG analyzed 1,356 medical review errors and data processing errors found in sampled Medicaid claims for FYs 2006 and 2007. The PERM program measures improper payments based on sampled Medicaid claims in 17 States (including the District of Columbia as a State) every year; each State is chosen once every 3 years.

View the complete OIG report.

Frequently asked questions

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



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