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This week?s Medicare updates

APCs Insider, September 6, 2013

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Open Payments: An overview for physicians and teaching hospitals

On August 22, CMS issued an article intended for physicians and teaching hospitals submitting claims to Medicare contractors (Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs), carriers, and A/B Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs)) for services to Medicare beneficiaries.

View the Special Edition article SE1330.
 

Chapter 4, Benefits and Beneficiary Protections

On August 23, CMS issued a transmittal to restructure Chapter 4 to improve the organization of policy, and to make minor content updates. Since a majority of the sections have been revised in some way, the entire chapter has been replaced instead of italicizing the changes.

View transmittal R115MCM.
 

October 2013 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)

On August 23, CMS issued a transmittal to describe changes to and billing instructions for various payment policies implemented in the October 2013 OPPS update.

Effective date: October 1, 2013
Implementation date: October 7, 2013

View transmittal R2775CP



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