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2009

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Modified: 12/7/2009
This bulletin includes articles on 2010 deductible and coinsurance rates, information on payment limitation for outpatient mental health, changes in payment to ESRD-facilities, 2010 therapy cap values, and payment rate increase to rural health clinics.
Modified: 11/6/2009
This bulletin includes articles on clotting factor fees, inpatient rehabilitation, FDG PET for solid tumor coverage, news on the fistula first breakthrough initiative, and Dr. Blumenthal’s message on the meaningful use of electronic health records.
Modified: 10/2/2009
This bulletin includes information on services to beneficiaries in state or local custody, billing for H1N1 vaccine, and fiscal year 2010 updates to several prospective payment systems.
Modified: 9/4/2009
This bulletin includes information on the UB-04 code list, the electronic health record initiative, non-tax withholdings due to federal payment levy program, annual update for the health professional shortage area bonus payment, and taxonomy code update.
Modified: 8/6/2009
This bulletin includes notice of the annual update to the ICD-9-CM coding system, changes to the laboratory national coverage determinations, coverage and billing guidelines for surgical and other invasive procedures performed on the wrong patient.
Modified: 7/6/2009
This bulletin includes notices of provider statistical and reimbursement system redesign, drug and biological HCPCS codes, SNF no-payment claim billing, updates to IPF and outpatient prospective payment systems, and Medifest 2009 educational event.
Modified: 6/8/2009
This bulletin includes notices of laboratory national coverage determination update, 2010 proposal payment and policy updates, billing updates on rural health services, July update to the integrated outpatient code editor, and overview of HIPAA 5010.
Modified: 5/8/2009
This bulletin includes notices of initial and Internet-based enrollment, bariatric surgery coverage, expansion of PET scan, new and revised local coverage determinations, legislation on indirect medical education, therapy billing, and upcoming webcasts.
Modified: 4/13/2009
This bulletin includes notices of changes to laboratory national coverage determinations, disclosure of physician ownership in hospital, therapy caps for 2009, updates to the integrated outpatient code editor, and outpatient prospective payment system.
Modified: 3/6/2009
This bulletin includes articles about payment to institutional providers based on the the nine-digit ZIP code,co-surgeon services on a type of bill 85x, reporting national drugs code in a 837 institutional bill.
Modified: 2/11/2009
This bulletin includes articles on advance beneficiary notice of noncoverage, prothrombin time monitoring, Medicare telehealth services, blood clotting factor fees, news on renal CROWNWeb system, and update to the outpatient prospective payment system.
Modified: 1/9/2009
This bulletin includes articles about rate increase for ground ambulance, proposed revision to bariatric surgery coverage policy, present on admission indicator guidelines, and changes in payment for 2009 end-stage renal disease services.
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