Corporate Compliance

Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS clarifies CRNA pass-through, updates IPF PPS, and more

Medicare Insider, May 31, 2011

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CMS clarifies on CRNA pass-through payments

On May 20, CMS issued a transmittal to provide further clarification regarding certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) pass-through payments. Effective with dates of service on or after December 2, 2010, CMS instructed contractors to note that in addition to hospitals and CAHs that are rural for PPS purposes, hospitals and CAHs that are reclassified as rural under the regulations at 42 CFR 412.103 are also eligible for CRNA pass-through if they meet the other CRNA pass-through qualifications.

Effective date: December 2, 2010
Implementation date: October 3, 2011

View the transmittal.

CMS makes IPF PPS update

On May 20, CMS issued a transmittal to make annual updates to the inpatient psychiatric facility prospective payment system (IPF PPS).

Effective date: July 1, 2011
Implementation date: July 5, 2011

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS issues MPFS update

On May 20, CMS issued a transmittal to make its regular update to the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS).

Effective date: January 1, 2011
Implementation date: July 5, 2011

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS updates OCE

On May 20, CMS issued a transmittal to make the July 2011 update the outpatient code editor (OCE).

Effective date: July 1, 2011
Implementation date: July 5, 2011

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS replaces transmittal

CMS has rescinded and replaced a transmittal previously outlined in Medicare Weekly Update.

Quarterly HCPCS Drug/Biological Code Changes - July 2011 Update



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