Corporate Compliance

Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS issues guidance on the three-day rule, revises documentation/coding guidance, implements point-of-origin updates, and more

Medicare Insider, November 2, 2010

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CMS issues three-day rule guidance

On October 29, CMS issued a transmittal to provide guidance on the three-day payment window, as recently updated by the Preservation of Access to Care Act.

Effective date: June 25, 2010
Implementation date: April 4, 2011

View the transmittal.

CMS implements edit for technical component of certain pathology services

On October 29, CMS implemented an edit to prevent payments for the technical component of pathology services billed by any entity other than an independent laboratory.

Effective date: April 1, 2011
Implementation date: April 4, 2011

View the transmittal.

CMS revises documentation guidance

CMS has posted a revision to its previous special edition article regarding DRG coding vulnerabilities to clarify documentation requirements.

View the revised article.

CMS implements point-of-origin code updates

On October 29, CMS issued a transmittal to implement the National Uniform Billing Committee’s (NUBC) point-of-origin code updates.

Effective date: April 1, 2011
Implementation date: April 4, 2011

View the transmittal.

CMS replaces transmittal

CMS rescinded and replaced a transmittal previously outlined in Medicare Weekly Update.

MLN Matters articles

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



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