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Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS implements OSA NCD, prepares for lab NCD edit changes, and more

Medicare Insider, July 14, 2009

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CMS updates interest rate for overpayments/underpayments

On July 10, CMS issued a transmittal to update the interest rate for overpayments and underpayments to 11.25%.

Effective date: July 17, 2009
Implementation date: July 17, 2009

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CMS updates State Operations Manual

On July 10, CMS made changes to the State Operations Manual, Chapter 5, Section 5140, “Hospital Restraints/Seclusion Death Reporting and Investigation,” to reflect changes in policies and procedures related to new and amended regulations at 42 CFR 482.13(e), (f), and (g).

Effective date: July 10, 2009
Implementation date: July 10, 2009

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CMS reminds contractors of annual ICD-9-CM update

On July 10, CMS issued a transmittal reminding contractors of the annual ICD-9-CM update, effective in October.

Effective date: October 1, 2009
Implementation date: October 5, 2009

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CMS implements NCD for sleep testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

On July 10, CMS issued a transmittal to implement its recent NCD for sleep testing for OSA.

Effective date: March 3, 2009
Implementation date: August 10, 2009

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CMS updates revenue code description

On July 10, CMS issued a transmittal to change the description for revenue code 076X.

Effective date: August 10, 2009
Implementation date: August 10, 2009

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CMS makes changes to lab NCD edits

On July 10, CMS issued a list of changes to the lab NCD edit software, based on the July update to the lab NCD manual.

Effective date: October 1, 2009
Implementation date: October 5, 2009

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CMS updates Claims Processing Manual with EFT changes

On July 10, CMS issued a transmittal to make changes to the electronic funds transfer (EFT) section of the Claims Processing Manual, removing a former exception to EFT.

Effective date: August 10, 2009
Implementation date: August 10, 2009

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