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Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS updates codes subject to SNF consolidated billing, expands CAH edits, and more

Medicare Insider, September 21, 2010

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CMS updates HCPCS codes subject to SNF consolidated billing

On September 10, CMS issued a transmittal to implement the annual HCPCS update under the skilled nursing facility (SNF) consolidated billing policy.

Effective date: January 1, 2011
Implementation date: January 3, 2011

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS to expand CAH edits

On September 10, CMS issued a transmittal to expand editing of critical access hospital (CAH) claims to verify the attending, operating, or other physician or non-physician practitioner provider on a CAH claim is eligible and enrolled in Medicare by allowing FISS to match data on a provider billed claim to that of a national PECOS file.

Effective date: January 1, 2011 (Phase 1); April 1, 2011 (Phase 2)
Implementation date: January 3, 2011 (Phase 1); April 4, 2011 (Phase 2)

View the transmittal.

CMS updates healthcare provider taxonomy codes

On September 10, CMS posted the October update to the healthcare provider taxonomy code lists.

Effective date: January 1, 2011
Implementation date: January 3, 2011

View the transmittal.

MLN Matters article

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



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