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APCs Insider, September 18, 2015

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CMS releases 2015–16 influenza resources for healthcare professionals
On September 8, CMS released a special edition MLN Matters article containing resources for healthcare professionals providing influenza vaccines to Medicare beneficiaries. It includes educational and billing information.
View MLN Matters article SE1523.
CMS introduces changes to supplier documentation and evidence of medical necessity for oxygen claims
On September 10, CMS released a change request to update the Program Integrity Manual instructions for supplier documentation, continued use and continued need, and evidence of medical necessity.
Effective date: September 29, 2015
Implementation date: September 29, 2015
View Transmittal R612PI.

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