Corporate Compliance

Other issuances: CMS issues July 2012 NCD Coding Policy Manual and Change Report and more

Medicare Insider, June 19, 2012

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CMS issues July 2012 NCD Coding Policy Manual and Change Report
 
CMS released the July 2012 Medicare National Coverage Determinations (NCD) Coding and Policy Manual and Change Report for clinical diagnostic laboratory services.

View the report.

CMS issues certification letter on safe use of single dose/single use medications

On June 15, CMS issued a certification letter on safe use of single dose/single use medications to prevent healthcare-associated infections

View the certification letter.

CMS issues certification letter on revised hospital conditions of participation

On June 15, CMS issued a certification letter on the recent changes to the hospital conditions of participation.

View the certification letter.

OIG issues report on high utilization claims for home blood-glucose test strips and lancets
 
On June 15, the OIG issued a review that summarizes the results of individual reviews of the four contractors that processed claims for home blood-glucose test strip and/or lancet supplies (test strips and lancets) for Jurisdictions A through D, which included all 50 States, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. The review found that for CY 2007, contractors improperly paid an estimated $209 million to suppliers.
 
View the OIG report.
 



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