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Other issuances: CMS issues press release on healthcare law and more

Medicare Insider, July 3, 2012

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CMS issues press release on healthcare law

On June 29, CMS issued a press release containing information on the Obama administration’s implementation of the new healthcare law (The Affordable Care Act.)

View the press release.

CMS issues an NCA for bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity (CAG-00250R2)

On June 27, CMS issued a national coverage analysis (NCA) for bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity (CAG-00250R2)

View the NCA.

OIG issues review of Montana Part B deductibles and coinsurance payments for outpatient services

On June 25, the OIG issued a review which estimates that that the Department of Public Health and Human Services (State agency) claimed unallowable Medicaid payments of $1.5 million ($1.1 million Federal share) during fiscal year (FY) 2009. The State agency did not always claim Medicaid payments for Medicare Part B deductibles and coinsurance for services whose payments are limited to State Medicaid plan rates in accordance with Federal requirements and the approved State plan.

View the OIG report.

CMS issues redesign updates to nursing home compare website

On June 22, CMS issued a certification letter announcing that a redesigned nursing home compare website will launch on July 19, 2012. The website will add MDS 3.0 quality measures, detailed inspection reports (CMS 2567s), nursing home ownership information, and additional staffing data.

View the certification letter.



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