Corporate Compliance

Quarterly updates: CMS posts new waived tests, updates standard file for reason codes and healthcare provider taxonomy codes

Medicare Update for Physician Services, March 1, 2012

CMS posts new waived tests

CMS has released its regular update to inform contractors of new waived tests under CLIA. 

Effective date: April 1, 2012
Implementation date: April 2, 2012

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CMS updates the standard file for reason codes

On February 10, CMS published a transmittal that announces the quarterly update to the CMS standard file for reason codes, which indicates the appropriate status for each code. 

Effective Date: July 1, 2012
Implementation Date: July 2, 2012

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CMS updates healthcare provider taxonomy codes

On February 17, CMS posted the April 2012 update to the healthcare provider taxonomy code lists.  

Effective date: July 1, 2011
Implementation date: July 2, 2011  

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