Corporate Compliance

Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS updates OPPS, issues MLN Matters articles, and more

Medicare Insider, January 11, 2011

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CMS issues OPPS updates

On December 30, CMS issued two transmittals to implement updates to the OPPS for 2011. Changes include new language to implement revisions to the physician supervision requirements under “incident to,” APC changes, and new guidance for hospitals reporting critical care services.

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

View the Benefit Policy Manual transmittal.

View the Claims Processing Manual transmittal.

CMS posts change request definitions

On January 7, CMS posted a transmittal to introduce manual language that defines various dates in relation to change requests/transmittals – such as effective date, implementation date, and issue date.

Effective date: February 8, 2011
Implementation date: February 8, 2011

View the transmittal.

MLN Matters articles

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



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