Corporate Compliance

Other issuances: CMS issues three-day payment window FAQs, 2012 Nursing Home Action Plan, and more

Medicare Insider, July 10, 2012

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CMS issues three-day payment window FAQs

On June 14, CMS issued 43 new FAQs related to MLN Matters article MM7502, “Bundling of Payments for Services Provided to Outpatients Who Later Are Admitted as Inpatient: 3-Day payment Window and the Impacts on Wholly Owned or Wholly Operated Physician Offices.”

View the FAQs.
 
CMS issues 2012 Nursing Home Action Plan

On July 6, CMS issued the 2012 Nursing Home Action Plan.

View the certification letter.

View the 2012 Nursing Home Action Plan.

OIG issues review on Medicare payments for prescription drugs for beneficiaries in hospice

On July 3, the OIG issued a review which states that during calendar year 2009, Medicare Part D paid for prescription analgesic, antinausea, laxative, and antianxiety drugs, as well as prescription drugs used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, that likely should have been covered under the per diem payments made to hospice organizations. As a result, the Medicare program could be paying twice for prescription drugs for hospice beneficiaries: once under the Medicare Part A hospice per diem payments and again under Medicare Part D.

View the OIG report.
 



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