Corporate Compliance

Quarterly updates: CMS posts HCPCS update, I/OCE changes, and more

Medicare Update for Physician Services, September 1, 2011

CMS implements HCPCS updates

CMS has posted its regular update transmittal for HCPCS Level II codes.

Effective date: January 1, 2012
Implementation date: January 3, 2012

View the transmittal.

CMS implements I/OCE update

On August 19, CMS issued a transmittal to implement updates to the integrated outpatient code editor (I/OCE).

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

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS posts clotting factor update

On August 19, CMS issued a transmittal to make its annual update to the clotting factor furnishing fee. For dates of service January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, the clotting factor furnishing fee of $0.181 per unit is added to the payment limit for the clotting factor.

Effective date: January 1, 2012
Implementation date: January 3, 2012

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS updates MPFS

On August 19, CMS issued an update to implement revisions to the MPFS data files for October.

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

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS instructs on quarterly NCCI update

CMS issued a transmittal to instruct contractors regarding the upcoming quarterly update of the NCCI edit files.

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

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

MLN Matters article

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

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