Corporate Compliance

Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS issues new waived tests, annual clotting factor furnishing fee update 2013, and more

Medicare Insider, October 9, 2012

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CMS issues new waived tests

On September 28, CMS issued a transmittal that informs contractors of new CLIA waived tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Effective date: January 1, 2013

Implementation date: January 7, 2013

View transmittal R2553CP.

View MLN Matters article MM8054.

CMS issues annual clotting factor furnishing fee update 2013

On September 28, CMS issued an annually recurring transmittal that announces the update to the clotting factor furnishing fee.

Effective date: January 1, 2013

Implementation date: January 7, 2013

View transmittal R2554CP.

View MLN Matters article MM8049.

CMS issues influenza vaccine payment allowances – annual update for 2012-2013 season

On September 28, CMS issued a recurring update notification that provides the payment allowances for seasonal influenza virus vaccines as updated on an annual basis effective August 1 of each year.

Effective date: August 1, 2012

Implementation date: December 28, 2012

View transmittal R2555CP.

On October 3, CMS replaced the transmittal above to change the implementation date to “no later than December 28, 2012” and to remove the italicized section of the summary of changes.

View transmittal R2562CP.

CMS replaces transmittal on October 2012 I/OCE specifications version 13.3

On September 28, CMS reissued transmittal R2540CP, which is being recommunicated to remove erroneous sensitive/controversial designation.

View transmittal R2540CP.

CMS replaces transmittal on revised and clarified place of service coding instructions

On September 28, CMS replaced transmittal R2435CP, containing instructions provided regarding the assignment of place of service (POS) for all services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and for certain services provided by independent labs.

View transmittal R2561CP.

CMS replaces transmittal on October update to CY 2012 MPFSDB

On September 28, CMS replaced transmittal R2530CP, containing information on the payment files that were issued to contractors based upon the CY 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule.

View transmittal R2559CP.



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