Corporate Compliance

Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS updates drug HCPCS hook and hold, rescinds/replaces transmittals, and more

Medicare Insider, September 29, 2009

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CMS rescinds, replaces LCD exception transmittal

On September 25, CMS replaced its previous transmittal on LCD exceptions. It had previously sent out the incorrect version of section 3.12. All other material remains the same.

Effective date: October 13, 2009
Implementation date: October 13, 2009

View the transmittal.

CMS rescinds, replaces transmittal on NCDs for surgical never events

On September 25, CMS replaced its previous transmittal on its surgical never event NCDs. CMS made several clarifications in the new issuance.

Effective date: January 15, 2009
Implementation date: July 6, 2009, for B MACs and carriers; October 5, 2009, for A MACs, FIS, and FISS

View the transmittal.

CMS updates OPPS hook and hold for certain drug HCPCS

On September 25, CMS issued instructions to update the hook program for certain drug HCPCS codes.

Effective date: January 1, 2010
Implementation date: January 4, 2010

View the transmittal.

MLN Matters article

CMS released a special edition MLN Matters article on influenza resources.



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