This edition includes information on changes to local coverage determinations as impacted by the annual update to ICD-10 codes. Also included is information regarding the mailing status of the new Medicare cards that includes numerous links to valuable resources.
This edition includes information regarding updates to the drug and biological codes and the clinical laboratory fee schedule. Also included is the new MCR e-filing (MCReF) system available for electronic transmission of cost reports.
This edition includes information regarding how to properly bill for specimen validity testing done in conjunction with drug testing. Also, included is information regarding ordering and providing durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) to your patients.
This edition includes information regarding the April update to the ambulatory surgical center payment system and Medicare physician fee schedule database. Also, included is information regarding a supplementary guide for the form CMS-855O.
This edition includes information regarding editing suspended in change request 9911 being reinstated, which reestablishes all CR 9911 changes to the MSN by including QMB messages and reflecting $0 cost-sharing liability for the period beneficiaries are enrolled in QMB.
This edition includes the latest update to the ASC payment system and a summary of policies related to the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule and announces the telehealth originating site facility fee payment amount.
This edition includes information on 2018 deductible, coinsurance, and premium rates and an FAQ regarding appeal of issues related to natural disasters.
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