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Upcoming Publication Dates

  May -- June 7
  June -- July 10
  July -- August 4
  August -- September 1
  September -- October 6
Modified: 7/7/2017
This edition includes information regarding the July 2017 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system and version 18.2 of the integrated outpatient code editor.
Modified: 6/7/2017
This edition includes changes to editing logic in the fiscal intermediary standard system and implementation of informational messaging, effective October 1, 2017, that conveys information to the provider submitting claims for partial hospitalization program (PHP) services.
Modified: 5/4/2017
This edition includes a reminder to take the MAC Satisfaction Indicator (MSI) survey before time runs out. Also included is information regarding the revised CMS-588 used for electronic funds transfer.
Modified: 3/30/2017
This edition includes information regarding the April 2017 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system, the healthcare provider taxonomy codes for April 2017 and the implementation of new influenza virus vaccine code.
Modified: 3/6/2017
This edition includes information regarding beneficiary liability and cost report days for long term care hospitals, an ICD-10 update for severe wound discharges, and evaluation and management services in a nursing facility.
Modified: 2/7/2017
This edition includes information regarding the January 2017 update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system and the 21st Century Cures Act, which was enacted into law December 13, 2016.
Modified: 1/17/2017
This edition includes deductible, coinsurance and premium rates and a summary of policies in the 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule.
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