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CMS discusses the RAC evaluation report, therapy cap extensions, MIPPA, and more

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, September 1, 2008

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CMS hosted a hospital Open Door Forum (ODF) call July 17, during which representatives discussed the following inpatient topics:

  • Delay of the July release of Hospital Compare data
  • Enactment of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)
  • Expiration of therapy cap extensions for services furnished after July 1
  • Reinstatement of the moratorium allowing independent laboratories to bill the technical component of physician pathology services for hospital patients
  • Extension of the payment rule for brachytherapy and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals
  • Recovery audit contractors’ (RAC) evaluation report

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