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CMS discusses NPI, ESA billing, critical care, and more

Briefings on APCs, April 1, 2008

CMS hosted its most recent hospital Open Door Forum (ODF) call January 31, in which it addressed several topics related to outpatient hospital services, including the National Provider Identifier (NPI), two recent articles on clinical trials billing, and a clarification of an FAQ on critical care. The following is a summary of the call. NPI update A CMS representative provided an update on CMS' NPI implementation schedule, saying that 99% of institutional provider claims-those claims submitted on an 837-I or UB-04 form-were submitted to the appropriate NPI numbers.

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