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2016

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Modified: 12/8/2016
This edition includes the 2017 changes to the inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment system, effective for discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017.
Modified: 11/7/2016
This edition includes the 2017 ambulance inflation factor and the new CERT documentation contractor information. Also included is the new controversy amounts for 2017.
Modified: 10/11/2016
This edition includes information on the quarterly update to the outpatient prospective payment system. Also included is an overview of the SNF value-based purchasing program. The purpose of this program as with other VBP programs is to reward quality and improve health care.
Modified: 9/7/2016
This edition includes information on CWF enhancement in locating the beneficiary record, which implements an auto-search feature to pinpoint the information without having to perform multiple queries.
Modified: 8/8/2016
This edition includes information regarding coverage for clinical diagnostic testing for the Zika virus.
Modified: 7/8/2016
This edition includes information on recent authorization that allows overpayments to be recovered from providers that share the same tax identification number, regardless of the billing or national provider numbers.
Modified: 6/7/2016
This edition includes information on the policy and billing instructions related to prolonged infusion.
Modified: 5/12/2016
This edition includes information on the ability to submit cost report documents through SPOT's secure messaging channel.
Modified: 4/13/2016
Due to a correction to the Local Coverage Determination section, the previous version of the March edition has been replaced.
Modified: 3/4/2016
This edition provides guidance on the physician quality reporting system to rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers, and critical access hospitals who submit claims to Medicare administrative contractors.
Modified: 2/5/2016
This edition includes information on the Provider enrollment application fee amount for 2016 and the prompt payment interest rate revision.
Modified: 1/27/2016
This edition includes the 2016 therapy cap for physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined as well as occupational therapy.
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