Corporate Compliance

Transmittals and MLN Matters articles: CMS issues 2010 lab update, re-issues OPPS update, and more

Medicare Insider, December 29, 2009

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CMS re-issues OPPS update

On December 21, CMS rescinded and replaced its previous OPPS update transmittal because of an error in the reporting requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Data Report Program. CMS also corrected some wage index values.

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

View the transmittal.

View a related MLN Matters article.

CMS implements 2010 lab update

On December 23, CMS issued a transmittal to implement the 2010 update to the clinical laboratory fee schedule and lab services subject to reasonable charge payment.

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

View the transmittal.

MLN Matters articles

CMS released several MLN Matters articles related to transmittals previously outlined in Medicare Weekly Update.

CMS also released two special edition MLN Matters articles.



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