Corporate Compliance

Other Issuances: CMS releases Heartsbreath NCD

Medicare Insider, March 3, 2009

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CMS posts NCD for Heartsbreath test for heart transplant rejection

On February 23, CMS posted an NCD for the Heartsbreath test for heart transplant rejection in which it implements its noncoverage decision for this test.

View the NCD.

Frequently asked questions

On February 27, CMS released two frequently asked questions:

When Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits for certain services do not apply under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), is it appropriate for a hospital to report a pair of codes for which a CCI edit exists for physician payment?

Do the critical care Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits apply to hospitals?



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