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Medicare Update for Physician Services, July 5, 2012

CMS issues transmittal on process for handling esMD

On June 15, CMS issued a transmittal that defines the steps esMD review contractors must use in situations where the provider has failed to submit a response to an ADR letter by the deadline.

Effective date: July 16, 2012
Implementation date: July 16, 2012

View transmittal R426PI.

CMS instructs on provider self audits

On June 15, CMS issued a transmittal which announces that it is updating the website references for the OIG Compliance Program guidelines and statistical sampling that providers follow when conducting a self audit.

Effective date: July 16, 2012

Implementation date: July 16, 2012

View transmittal R425PI.

CMS issues manual changes regarding the issuance of an ABN form

On June 1, CMS issued a transmittal which announces that editorial changes have been made to chapter 30, section 50 of the Claims Processing Manual regarding the issuance of the advanced beneficiary notice of noncoverage (ABN) form CMS-R-131.

Effective date: September 4, 2012
Implementation date: September 4, 2012

View transmittal R2480CP.

View MLN Matters article MM7821.

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