Corporate Compliance

Other Issuances: CMS posts new NCCI files, releases HAC data, and issues preventive services guidance

Medicare Insider, April 12, 2011

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CMS issues quarterly NCCI update

CMS has released the quarterly update to the NCCI edits, up to v. 17.0 for hospital outpatient services and v. 17.1 for physician services. MedicareFind subscribers can access the new edits via the NCCI Edit Lookup Tool.

Access the NCCI Edit Lookup Tool.

CMS releases HAC data

CMS has posted data on the following eight hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) on the Hospital Compare website:

  • Foreign object retained after surgery
  • Air embolism
  • Blood incompatibility
  • Pressure ulcer stages III and IV
  • Falls and trauma
  • Vascular catheter-associated infection
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infection
  • Manifestations of poor glycemic control

View the CMS fact sheet.

View a related press release.

CMS posts preventive services fact sheets

CMS has issued three fact sheets to explain proper billing of preventive services under Medicare, including the initial preventive physical examination (often known as the “Welcome to Medicare” visit) and annual wellness visit.

View the preventive services fact sheet.

View the initial preventive physical examination fact sheet.

View the annual wellness visit fact sheet.



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