Medicare and Medicaid: Program issuances and coverage decisions; quarterly listing,

 
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[Federal Register: June 27, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 124)]

[Notices]

[Page 38359-38370]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

[DOCID:fr27jn03-89]

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[CMS-9017-N]

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances--January 2003 Through March 2003

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: This notice lists CMS manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and other Federal Register notices that were published from January 2003 through March 2003, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This notice provides information on national coverage determinations affecting specific medical and health care services under Medicare. Additionally, this notice identifies certain devices with investigational device exemption numbers approved by the Food and Drug Administration that potentially may be covered under Medicare. Finally, this notice also includes listings of all approval numbers from the Office of Management and Budget for collections of information in CMS regulations.

Section 1871(c) of the Social Security Act requires that we publish a list of Medicare issuances in the Federal Register at least every 3 months. Although we are not mandated to do so by statute, for the sake of completeness of the listing, we are also including all Medicaid issuances and Medicare and Medicaid substantive and interpretive regulations (proposed and final) published during this timeframe.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: It is possible that an interested party may have a specific information need and not be able to determine from the listed information whether the issuance or regulation would fulfill that need. Consequently, we are providing information contact persons to answer general questions concerning these items. Copies are not available through the contact persons. (See Section III of this notice for how to obtain listed material.)

Questions concerning items in Addendum III may be addressed to Karen Bowman, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, C5-16-03, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, or you can call (410) 786-5252.

Questions concerning national coverage determinations in Addendum V should be directed to Patricia Brocato-Simons, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, C1-09- 06, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, or you can call (410) 786-0261.

Questions concerning Investigational Device Exemptions items in Addendum VI may be addressed to Sharon Hippler, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, C5-13- 27, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, or you can call (410) 786-4633.

Questions concerning approval numbers for collections of information in Addendum VII may be addressed to Dawn Willingham, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Regulations Development and Issuances Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, C5-09- 26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, or you can call (410) 786-6141.

Questions concerning all other information may be addressed to Margie Teeters, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Regulations Development and Issuances Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, C5-13-18, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, or you can call (410) 786-4678.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  1. Program Issuances

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for administering the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These programs pay for health care and related services for 39 million Medicare beneficiaries and 35 million Medicaid recipients. Administration of these programs involves (1) furnishing information to Medicare beneficiaries and Medicaid recipients, health care providers, and the public and (2) maintaining effective communications with regional offices, State governments, State Medicaid agencies, State survey agencies, various providers of health care, fiscal intermediaries and carriers that process claims and pay bills, and others. To implement the various statutes on which the programs are based, we issue regulations under the authority granted to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under sections 1102, 1871, 1902, and related provisions of the Social Security Act (the Act). We also issue various manuals, memoranda, and statements necessary to administer the programs efficiently.

    Section 1871(c)(1) of the Act requires that we publish a list of all Medicare manual instructions, interpretive rules, statements of policy, and guidelines of general applicability not issued as regulations at least every 3 months in the Federal Register. We published our first notice June 9, 1988 (53 FR 21730). Although we are not mandated to do so by statute, for the sake of completeness of the listing of operational and policy statements, we are continuing our practice of including Medicare substantive and interpretive regulations (proposed and final) published during the 3-month time frame.

  2. How To Use the Addenda

    This notice is organized so that a reader may review the subjects of manual issuances, memoranda, substantive and interpretive regulations, national coverage determinations, and Food and Drug Administration-approved investigational device exemptions published during the timeframe to determine whether any are of particular interest. We expect this notice to be used in concert with previously published notices. Those unfamiliar with a description of our Medicare manuals may wish to review Table I of our first three notices (53 FR 21730, 53 FR 36891, and 53 FR 50577) published in 1988, and the notice published March 31, 1993 (58 FR 16837). Those desiring information on the Medicare Coverage Issues Manual (CIM) may wish to review the August 21, 1989 publication (54 FR 34555). Those interested in the procedures used in making national coverage determinations under the Medicare program may review the April 27, 1999 publication (64 FR 22619).

    To aid the reader, we have organized and divided this current listing into six addenda:

    [sbull] Addendum I lists the publication dates of the most recent quarterly listings of program issuances.

    [sbull] Addendum II identifies previous Federal Register documents that contain a description of all previously published CMS Medicare and Medicaid manuals and memoranda.

    [sbull] Addendum III lists a unique CMS transmittal number for each instruction in our manuals or Program Memoranda and its subject matter. A transmittal may consist of a single instruction or many. Often, it is necessary to use information in a transmittal in conjunction with information currently in the manuals.

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    [sbull] Addendum IV lists all substantive and interpretive Medicare and Medicaid regulations and general notices published in the Federal Register during the quarters covered by this notice. For each item we list the--

    [sbull] Date published;

    [sbull] Federal Register citation;

    [sbull] Parts of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that have changed (if applicable);

    [sbull] Agency file code number; and

    [sbull] Title of the regulation.

    [sbull] Addendum V includes completed national coverage determinations (NCDs), or reconsiderations of completed NCDs, from the quarter covered by this notice. Completed decisions are identified by the section of the CIM in which the decision appears, the title, the date the publication was issued, and the effective date of the decision.

    [sbull] Addendum VI includes listings of the Food and Drug Administration-approved investigational device exemption categorizations, using the investigational device exemption numbers the Food and Drug Administration assigns. The listings are organized according to the categories to which the device numbers are assigned (that is, Category A or Category B), and identified by the investigational device exemption number.

    [sbull] Addendum VII includes listings of all approval numbers from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for collections of information in CMS regulations in title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and in title 45 CFR, subchapter C. These collections of information, which OMB has approved, are being included for the first time in this quarterly listing of program issuances.

  3. How To Obtain Listed Material

    1. Manuals

      Those wishing to subscribe to program manuals should contact either the Government Printing Office (GPO) or the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at the following addresses:

      Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Attn: New Orders, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954, Telephone (202) 512-1800, Fax number (202) 512-2250 (for credit card orders); or National Technical Information Service, Department of Commerce, 5825 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161, Telephone (703) 487-4630.

      In addition, individual manual transmittals and Program Memoranda listed in this notice can be purchased from NTIS. Interested parties should identify the transmittal(s) they want. GPO or NTIS can give complete details on how to obtain the publications they sell. Additionally, most manuals are available at the following Internet address: http://cms.hhs.gov/manuals/default.asp.

    2. Regulations and Notices

      Regulations and notices are published in the daily Federal Register. Interested individuals may purchase individual copies or subscribe to the Federal Register by contacting the GPO at the address given above. When ordering individual copies, it is necessary to cite either the date of publication or the volume number and page number.

      The Federal Register is also available on 24x microfiche and as an online database through GPO Access. The online database is updated by 6 a.m. each day the Federal Register is published. The database includes both text and graphics from Volume 59, Number 1 (January 2, 1994) forward. Free public access is available on a Wide Area Information Server (WAIS) through the Internet and via asynchronous dial-in. Internet users can access the database by using the World Wide Web; the Superintendent of Documents Home page address is http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html , by using local WAIS client software, or by telnet to swais.access.gpo.gov, then log in as guest (no password required). Dial-in users should use communications software and modem to call (202) 512-1661; type swais, then log in as guest (no password required).

    3. Rulings

      We publish rulings on an infrequent basis. Interested individuals can obtain copies from the nearest CMS Regional Office or review them at the nearest regional depository library. We have, on occasion, published rulings in the Federal Register. Rulings, beginning with those released in 1995, are available online, through the CMS Home Page. The Internet address is http://cms.hhs.gov/rulings.

    4. CMS's Compact Disk-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM)

      Our laws, regulations, and manuals are also available on CD-ROM and may be purchased from GPO or NTIS on a subscription or single copy basis. The Superintendent of Documents list ID is HCLRM, and the stock number is 717-139-00000-3. The following material is on the CD-ROM disk:

      [sbull] Titles XI, XVIII, and XIX of the Act.

      [sbull] CMS-related regulations.

      [sbull] CMS manuals and monthly revisions.

      [sbull] CMS program memoranda.

      The titles of the Compilation of the Social Security Laws are current as of January 1, 1999. (Updated titles of the Social Security Laws are available on the Internet at http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/ssact/comp-toc.htm. ) The remaining portions of CD-ROM are updated on a monthly basis.

      Because of complaints about the unreadability of the Appendices (Interpretive Guidelines) in the State Operations Manual (SOM), as of March 1995, we deleted these appendices from CD-ROM. We intend to re- visit this issue in the near future and, with the aid of newer technology, we may again be able to include the appendices on CD-ROM.

      Any cost report forms incorporated in the manuals are included on the CD-ROM disk as LOTUS files. LOTUS software is needed to view the reports once the files have been copied to a personal computer disk.

  4. How To Review Listed Material

    Transmittals or Program Memoranda can be reviewed at a local Federal Depository Library (FDL). Under the FDL program, government publications are sent to approximately 1,400 designated libraries throughout the United States. Some FDLs may have arrangements to transfer material to a local library not designated as an FDL. Contact any library to locate the nearest FDL.

    In addition, individuals may contact regional depository libraries that receive and retain at least one copy of most Federal Government publications, either in printed or microfilm form, for use by the general public. These libraries provide reference services and interlibrary loans; however, they are not sales outlets. Individuals may obtain information about the location of the nearest regional depository library from any library.

    Superintendent of Documents numbers for each CMS publication are shown in Addendum III, along with the CMS publication and transmittal numbers. To help FDLs locate the materials, use the Superintendent of Documents number, plus the transmittal number. For example, to find the Part 3--Claims Process, (CMS Pub. 13-3) transmittal entitled ``Ambulance Services,'' use the Superintendent of Documents No. HE 22.8/6 and the transmittal number 1877.

    (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.773, Medicare--Hospital Insurance, Program No. 93.774, Medicare-- Supplementary Medical Insurance Program,

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    and Program No. 93.714, Medical Assistance Program)

    Dated: June 19, 2003. Jacquelyn Y. White, Director, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs.

    Addendum I

    This addendum lists the publication dates of the most recent quarterly listings of program issuances.

    August 11, 1998 (63 FR 42857) September 16, 1998 (63 FR 49598) December 9, 1998 (63 FR 67899) May 11, 1999 (64 FR 25351) November 2, 1999 (64 FR 59185) December 7, 1999 (64 FR 68357) January 10, 2000 (65 FR 1400) May 30, 2000 (65 FR 34481) June 28, 2002 (67 FR 43762) September 27, 2002 (67 FR 61130) December 27, 2002 (67 FR 79109) March 28, 2003 (68 FR 15196)

    Addendum II--Description of Manuals, Memoranda, and CMS Rulings

    An extensive descriptive listing of Medicare manuals and memoranda was published on June 9, 1988, at 53 FR 21730 and supplemented on September 22, 1988, at 53 FR 36891 and December 16, 1988, at 53 FR 50577. Also, a complete description of the Medicare Coverage Issues Manual (CIM) was published on August 21, 1989, at 54 FR 34555. A brief description of the various Medicaid manuals and memoranda that we maintain was published on October 16, 1992 (57 FR 47468).

    Addendum III.--Medicare and Medicaid Manual Instructions [January 2003 through March 2003]

    Transmittal No.

    Manual/subject/publication No.

    Intermediary Manual Part 2--Audits, Reimbursement, Program Administration (CMS-Pub. 13-2) (Superintendent of Documents No. HE 22.8/6-3)

    421

    [sbull Provider Communications--Provider Education ] and Training 422

    [sbull Beneficiary Services ] 423

    [sbull Provider Services, Inquiries ]

    Intermediary Manual Part 3--Claims Process (CMS-Pub. 13-3) (Superintendent of Documents No. HE 22.8/6)

    1872

    [sbull Prospective Payment for Outpatient ] Rehabilitation Services and the Financial Limitation 1873

    [sbull Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Influenza Virus and ] Hepatitis B Vaccines 1874

    [sbull Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Influenza Virus and ] Hepatitis B Vaccines 1875

    [sbull Review of Form HCFA-1450 for Inpatient and ] Outpatient Bills 1876

    [sbull Bill Review for Partial Hospitalization ] Services Provided in Community Mental Health Centers ...... Hospital Outpatient Partial Hospitalization Services 1877

    [sbull Ambulance Services ] 1878

    [sbull Intestinal and Multi-Visceral Transplants ] ...... Provider Education

    Carriers Manual Part 2--Program Administration (Superintendent of Documents No. HE 22.8/7-3) (CMS-Pub. 14-2)

    146

    [sbull Provider/Supplier Communications--Provider/ ] Supplier Education and Training 147

    [sbull Beneficiary Services ] 148

    [sbull Provider Services, Inquiries ]

    Carriers Manual Part 3--Claims Process (CMS-Pub. 14-3) (Superintendent of Documents No. HE 22.8/7)

    1785

    [sbull Coding for Non-Covered Services and ] Services Not Reasonable and Necessary 1786

    [sbull Carrier Use of Undeliverable Notices for ] Utilization, Fraud, and Quality Control 1787

    [sbull Ordering Diagnostic Tests ] ...... Payment Conditions for Radiology Services 1788

    [sbull HCPCS Coding ] 1789

    [sbull Railroad Retirement Beneficiary Carrier ] ...... United Mine Workers of America ...... Title XIX Beneficiaries Residing in California ...... Disposition of Misdirected Claims 1790

    [sbull Zip Code File on the Direct Connect ] 1791

    [sbull Disposition of Misdirected Claims ] ...... Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (PEN) Claims Jurisdiction 1792

    [sbull Claims Processing Procedures for Physician/ ] Supplier Services to HMO Members

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    Program Memorandum Intermediaries (CMS-Pub. 60A) (Superintendent of Documents No. HE 22.8/6-5)

    A-02-128

    [sbull Revision to 42 CFR 405.371 Suspension, ] Offset and Recoupment of Medicare Payments to Providers and Suppliers of Services A-02-129

    [sbull 2003 Update of the Hospital Outpatient ] Prospective Payment System A-03-001

    [sbull January Medicare Outpatient Code Editor ] Specifications Version 18.1 For Bills From Hospitals That Are Not Paid Under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System A-03-002

    [sbull Installation of Version 28.0 Add-On of the ] Provider Statistical and Reimbursement Report A-03-003

    [sbull January Outpatient Code Editor ] Specifications Version (V4.0) A-03-004

    [sbull Calculating Provider-Specific Medicare ] Outpatient Cost-to-Charge Ratios and Instructions on Cost Report Treatment of Hospital Outpatient Services Paid on a Reasonable Cost Basis A-03-005

    [sbull Health Insurance Portability and ] Accountability Act Transaction 835v4010 Companion Document Update for Intermediaries A-03-006

    [sbull Update the Medicare Secondary Payment ] Module to Apportion Prospective Payment System (PPS) Outlier Amounts to all Service Lines With Medicare Reimbursement That Are PRICER Related and Potential Outlier Service Lines A-03-007

    [sbull Payment to Hospitals and Units Excluded ] from the Acute Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Direct Graduate Medical Education and Nursing and Allied Health Education for Medicare+Choice Enrollees A-03-008

    [sbull Clarification of 3-Day Payment Window vs. 1- ] Day Payment Window for Hospitals Excluded from Inpatient Prospective Payment System A-03-009

    [sbull Medical Nutrition Therapy Services for ] Beneficiaries with Diabetes or Renal Disease A-03-010

    [sbull Manual Medical Review Indicator for the ] Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Program A-03-011

    [sbull Changes in Payment for Certain Services ] Provided by Outpatient Physical Therapy Providers Under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule A-03-012

    [sbull The Report of Benefit Savings ] A-03-013

    [sbull 3-Day Payment Window Refinements Under the ] Short-Term Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System A-03-014

    [sbull Further Guidance Regarding Billing Under ] the Outpatient Prospective Payment System A-03-015

    [sbull Electromagnetic Stimulation ] A-03-016

    [sbull Continuous Home Care Under Medicare Hospice ] A-03-017

    [sbull Payment for Services To Be Paid on a Fee ] Schedule But for Which There Is No Price A-03-018

    [sbull Installation of Version 28.0 Second Add-On ] of the Provider Statistical and Reimbursement Report A-03-019

    [sbull Reactivation of Outpatient Prospective ] Payment System Outpatient Code Editor Edit 15, ``Service Unit Out Of Range'' and Guidance on Editing for Low Osmolar Contrast Media Procedures A-03-020

    [sbull April 2003 Update of the Hospital ] Outpatient Prospective Payment System A-03-021

    [sbull Announcement of Medicare Rural Health ] Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers Payment Rate Increases, Clarification on Coverage and Payment of Diabetes Self-Management Training Services and Medical Nutrition Therapy Services A-03-022

    [sbull Installation of Version 29.0 of the ] Provider Statistical and Reimbursement Reporting System--Modification A-03-023

    [sbull Implementation of the Temporary ] Equalization of Urban and Rural Standardized Payment Amounts Under the Medicare Inpatient Hospital Prospective Payment System as Required by Section 402(b) of Public Law 108-7

    Program Memorandum Carriers (CMS-Pub. 60B) (Superintendent of Documents No. HE 22.8/6-5)

    B-03-001

    [sbull Emergency Update to the 2003 Medicare ] Physician Fee Schedule Database B-03-002

    [sbull DMERCs-VIPS Medicare System Implementation ] To Process ICD-9 CM Codes Using Date of Service and Not Date of Receipt B-03-003

    [sbull Processing Initial Denials, of the DMEPOS ] Refund Requirements Implementation of Limits on Beneficiary Liability for Medical Equipment and Supplies--Change B-03-004

    [sbull CWF Change for Billing for Glucose Test ] Strips and Supplies--Follow-up to Change Request 2156 B-03-005

    [sbull Reporting of Accident Date and Ambulance ] Certification Information on the X12N 837 (version 4010) Coordination of Benefits Transaction B-03-006

    [sbull Program Integrity Management Reporting ] System for Part B--Correction of Multiple Reports of Savings by VIPS Standard Systems (i.e., VIPS Medicare System and Durable Medical Equipment Regional Contractor System) B-03-007

    [sbull Minimum Number of Pricing Files That Must ] Be Maintained Online for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Services B-03-008

    [sbull Medical Review Progressive Corrective ] Action Continuation of Work Begun in Compliance with Change Request 2433 B-03-009

    [sbull Durable Medical Equipment Regional ] Carriers--New Modifier Needed To Invoke Advanced Beneficiary Notice Logic for Hard Copy and Electronic Claims B-03-010

    [sbull Program Integrity Management Reporting ] System for Part B--Implementation of an Automated Edit Description Module B-03-011

    [sbull Correct Payment of January and February ] 2003 Physician Services B-03-012

    [sbull Use of the National Drug Code for Drug ] Claims at the Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers B-03-013

    [sbull Continuation of April 2003 Change Request ] 2424: Create Import/Export Functionality Between the Unique Provider Identification Number System and the Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System B-03-014

    [sbull Continuation of April 2003 Change Request ] 2425: Create Import/Export Functionality Between the Medicare Claims System (MCS) and the Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System B-03-015

    [sbull Continuation of April 2003 Change Request ] 2426: Process all Medicare Part B Provider Enrollments in the Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System; Modify the Medicare Claims System To Incorporate All Claim Payment and Provider Correspondence Functionality That Is Included in the Provider Enrollment System But Will Not Be a Part of Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System

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    B-03-016

    [sbull Continuation of April 2003 Change Request ] 2427: Process all Medicare Part B Provider Enrollments in the Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System; Create Import/ Export Functionality Between the Viable Medicare System and the Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System B-03-017

    [sbull Add-On-Codes for Anesthesia ] B-03-018

    [sbull Changes to Correct Coding Edits, Version ] 9.2, Effective July 1, 2003 B-03-019

    [sbull Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers ] and Part B Carriers on the VMS Standard System--Short Descriptions of National Modifiers on the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Tape B-03-020

    [sbull 2003 DMEPOS Jurisdiction List ] B-03-021

    [sbull Provider Education Regarding Home Health ] Consolidated Billing and Provider Liability B-03-022

    [sbull Use of Statistical Sampling for Overpayment ] Estimation When Performing Administrative Reviews of Part B Claims

    Program Memorandum Intermediaries/Carriers (CMS-Pub. 60A/B) (Superintendent of Documents No. HE 22.8/6-5)

    AB-03-001

    [sbull Medicare Coverage of Non-Invasive Vascular ] Studies for End-Stage Renal Disease Patients AB-03-002

    [sbull Quarterly Update of HCPCS Codes Used for ] Home Health Consolidated Billing Enforcement B-03-003

    [sbull Noncoverage of Multiple Electroconvulsive ] Therapy B-03-004

    [sbull Installation of a Security Firewall for ] Deceased Beneficiary Files (Options B & C) AB-03-005

    [sbull FY 2003 Systems Security Activities and Due ] Dates AB-03-006

    [sbull April Quarterly Update for 2003 Durable ] Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Fee Schedule AB-03-007

    [sbull Second Clarification of Medicare Policy ] Regarding the Implementation of the Ambulance Fee Schedule AB-03-008

    [sbull Clarification of Physician Certification ] Requirements for Medicare Hospice AB-03-009

    [sbull The Medicare Exclusion Database Replaces ] Publication 69 AB-03-010

    [sbull Shared System Maintainer Hours for ] Resolution of Problems Detected During Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Transaction Release Testing AB-03-011

    [sbull Identifying the Primary Payer Amounts To ] Send to the Medicare Secondary Payer Pay Module and the Shared Systems When There Are Multiple Primary Payers on Electronic and Hardcopy Claims AB-03-012

    [sbull Remittance Advice Remark and Reason Code ] Update AB-03-013

    [sbull New Waived Tests--December 17, 2002 ] AB-03-014

    / Single Drug Pricer AB-03-015

    [sbull Shared Systems Changes for Name Change from ] HCFA to CMS (MCS and CWF External Changes Only) AB-03-016

    [sbull CR 2240 Question and Answer Document ] AB-03-017

    [sbull Scheduled Release for April Updates to ] Software Programs and Pricing/Coding Files AB-03-018

    [sbull Implementation of the Financial Limitation ] for Outpatient Rehabilitation Services AB-03-019

    [sbull Notice of Interest Rate for Medicare ] Overpayments and Underpayments AB-03-020

    [sbull Clarification of Transmittal AB-00-107, ] Change Request 1163, and Transmittal AB-00- 129, Change Request 1460, Regarding the Coordination of Benefits ...... Contractor and MSP Prepay Work Activities for Customer Service, MSP and Standard Systems Contractor Staff AB-03-021

    [sbull Additional Documentation Requests ] Requirements for Ordering Providers of Laboratory Services AB-03-022

    [sbull Use of the American Medical Association's ] Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology, Fourth Edition Codes on Contractors' Web Sites AB-03-023

    [sbull Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor ] and Parkinson's Disease AB-03-024

    [sbull Clarification of the Allocation of Initial ] Claim Entry Activities Where the Claim Is Paid Secondary by Medicare AB-03-025

    [sbull System Networking Electronic Correspondence ] Referral System 1.3 User and Installation Guides for Testing and Production AB-03-026

    [sbull Implementation of the Modifications ] (4010A1) to Transactions and Code Set Standards for Electronic Transactions Adopted Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act AB-03-027

    [sbull Payment Change for the 2003 Medicare ] Physician Fee Schedule and Further Extension of the 2003 Participation Enrollment Process AB-03-028

    [sbull Coverage and Billing of Sacral Nerve ] Stimulation AB-03-029

    [sbull Health Care Claims Status Category Codes ] and Health Care Claim Status Codes for Use With the Health Care Claim Status Request and Response ASC X12N 276/277 AB-03-030

    [sbull Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage ] Determination Edit Software for April 1, 2003 AB-03-031

    [sbull Addition or Modification of Temporary ``K'' ] Codes and Change in Status for Code A4232 AB-03-032

    [sbull File Names, Descriptions and Instructions ] for Retrieving the 2003 Ambulatory Surgical Center HCPCS Additions, Deletions, and Master Listing AB-03-033

    [sbull Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening As a ] Part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month AB-03-034

    [sbull Medicare Fee for Service Contractor ] Guidance on the HIPAA Privacy Rule AB-03-035

    [sbull Emergency Changes to the 2003 Medicare ] Physician Fee Schedule Database AB-03-036

    [sbull 270/271 Implementation and Direct Date ] Entry Eligibility AB-03-037

    [sbull Provider Education Article: Medicare ] Payments for Part B Mental Health Services AB-03-038

    [sbull Reporting Benefit Integrity Workload in ] CROWD AB-03-039

    [sbull Procedure for Granting Extension to File ] Requests for Appeal Under the New 120-day Timeframe Created by section 521 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 AB-03-040

    [sbull Provider Education Article: ``Hospice Care ] Enhances Dignity and Peace As Life Nears Its End''

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    Hospital Manual (CMS-Pub. 10) (Superintendent of Documents No. HE 22.8/2)

    796

    [sbull Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Influenza Virus, ] and Hepatitis B Vaccines 797

    [sbull Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Influenza Virus, ] and Hepatitis B Vaccines 798

    [sbull Billing for Hospital Outpatient Partial ] Hospitalization Services 799

    [sbull Identifying Other Primary Players During ] the Admission Process

    Hospice Manual (CMS-Pub. 21) (Superintendent of Documents No.)

    66

    [sbull Special Coverage Requirements ]

    Coverage Issues Manual (CMS-Pub. 6) (Superintendent of Documents No. HE 22.8/14)

    166

    [sbull Multiple-Seizure Electroconvulsive Therapy ] 167

    [sbull Treatment of Motor Function Disorders with ] Electric Nerve Stimulation--Not Covered 167

    [sbull Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor ] and Parkinson's Disease 168

    [sbull Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring ]

    Outpatient Physical Therapy (CMS Pub. 9) (Superintendent of Documents No. HE 2.8/9)

    17

    [sbull Billing Instructions for Partial ] Hospitalization Services Provided in Community Mental Health Centers

    Provider Reimbursement Manual--Part 2 Provider Cost Reporting Forms and Instructions Chapter 35/Form CMS-2540-96 (CMS-Pub. 15-2-35)

    12

    [sbull Skilled Nursing Facility Cost Report Form ] CMS-2540-96, and Is Effective for Cost Reporting Periods Ending on and After December 31, 2002

    Financial Management (CMS-Pub. 100-06)

    13

    [sbull Intermediary Claims Accounts Receivable ] ...... Physician/Supplier Overpayment Reporting System Summary Entry Debts Financial Reporting for Intermediary Claims Accounts Receivable 14

    [sbull General ] 15

    [sbull FMFIA and the CMS Medicare Contractor ] ...... Risk Assessment ...... Fiscal Year 2003 Medicare Control Objectives ...... Documentation and Work Papers ...... Requirements ...... Certification Statement ...... Executive Summary ...... CPIC--Report of Material Weaknesses ...... CPIC--Report of Reportable ...... Conditions ...... Definitions and Examples of Reportable Conditions and Material Weaknesses ...... Corrective Action Plans ...... Submission, Review, and Approval of Corrective Action Plans ...... Universal Corrective Action Plan Report ...... CMS Finding Numbers

    Program Integrity Manual (CMS-Pub. 100-08)

    37

    [sbull Written Orders ] ...... Written Orders Prior to Delivery 38

    [sbull Articles ] 39

    [sbull Overview of Prepayment and Postpayment ] Review for MR Purposes ...... Determinations Made During Prepayment and Postpayment MR ...... Documentation Specifications for Areas Selected for Prepayment or Postpayment MR ...... Additional Documentation Requests During Prepayment of Postpayment MR

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    ...... Handling Late Documentation ...... Denials ...... Documenting That a Claim Should Be Denied ...... Spreading Workload Evenly ...... Review That Involves Utilization Parameters ...... Prepayment Review of Claims for MR Purposes ...... Documentation Specifications for Areas Selected for MR ...... Laboratory Claims ...... Documentation for Non-Physician Claims ...... Development of Claims for Additional Documentation ...... Postpayment Review Case Selection ...... Location of Postpayment Reviews ...... Re-adjudication of Claims ...... Calculation of the Correct Payment Amount and Subsequent ...... Over/Underpayment ...... Provider(s) Rebuttal(s) of Findings

    Addendum IV.--Regulation Documents Published in the Federal Register [January 2003 through March 2003]

    FR Vol. 68 Publication date

    page

    CFR Part(s)

    File code*

    Regulation title

    01/10/2003......................

    1374 42 CFR 403, 416, CMS-3047-F

    Medicare and 418, 460, 482,

    Medicaid 483, 485.

    Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities. 01/24/2003......................

    3586 42 CFR 433 and 438 CMS-2015-F

    Medicaid Program; External Quality Review of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations. 01/24/2003......................

    3534 .................. CMS-3113-N

    Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee--March 12, 2003. 01/24/2003......................

    3532 .................. CMS-2177-PN

    Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for Hospices. 01/24/2003......................

    3482 42 CFR Chapter IV. CMS-6012-N4

    Medicare Program; Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Special Payment Provisions and Requirements for Prosthetics and Certain Custom- Fabricated Orthotics. 01/24/2003......................

    3435 42 CFR 482........ CMS-3050-F

    Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Hospital Conditions of Participation: Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement. 02/10/2003......................

    6750 .................. CMS-4051-N

    Medicare Program; Renewal of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (APME) and Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Panel-- February 27, 2003. 02/10/2003......................

    6682 42 CFR 413........ CMS-1126-P

    Medicare Program; Provider Bad Debt Payment. 02/10/2003......................

    6636 42 CFR 405 and 419 CMS-1206-CN2

    Medicare Program; Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Calendar Year 2003 Payment Rates; and Changes to Payment Suspension for Unfiled Cost Reports; Correction. 02/20/2003......................

    8334 45 DCFR 160, 162, CMS-0049-F

    Health Insurance 164.

    Reform: Security Standards. 02/28/2003......................

    9681 .................. CMS-1225-GNC

    Medicare Program; Criteria and Standards for Evaluating Intermediary, Carrier, and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Regional Carrier Performance During Fiscal Year 2003. 02/28/2003......................

    9680 .................. CMS-3099-N

    Medicaid Program; Annual Review of the Appropriateness of Payment Amounts for New Technology Intraocular Lenses (NTIOLs) Furnished by Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs).

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    02/28/2003......................

    9673 .................. CMS-5002-N

    Medicare Program; Demonstration: Capitated Disease Management for Beneficiaries With Chronic Illnesses. 02/28/2003......................

    9672 .................. CMS-2165-N

    Medicaid Program; Infrastructure Grant Program To Support the Competitive Employment of People With Disabilities. 02/28/2003......................

    9671 .................. CMS-1245-N

    Medicare Program; Request for Nominations To the Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment Classifications Groups. 02/28/2003......................

    9567 42 CFR 410, 414, CMS-1204-F2

    Medicare Program; 485.

    Physician Fee Schedule Update for Calendar Year 2003. 03/05/2003......................

    10420 42 CFR 412........ CMS-1243-P

    Medicare Program; Proposed Change in Methodology for Determining Payment for Extraordinarily High-Cost Cases (Cost Outliers) Under the Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System. 03/07/2003......................

    11234 42 CFR 412........ CMS-1472-P

    Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals: Proposed Annual Payment Rate Updates and Policy Changes. 03/07/2003......................

    10987 42 CFR 412........ CMS-1177-F2

    Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals: Implementation and FY 2003 Rates; Correcting Amendment. 03/28/2003......................

    15268 42 CFR 416........ CMS-1885-FC

    Medicare Program; Update of Ambulatory Surgical Center List of Covered Procedures Effective July 1, 2003. 03/28/2003......................

    15207 .................. CMS-1230--N

    Medicare Program; Public Meetings in Calendar Year 2003 for New Durable Medical Equipment Coding and Payment Determinations. 03/28/2003......................

    15206 .................. CMS-1474-N

    Medicare Program; Town Hall Meeting on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System. 03/28/2003......................

    15196 .................. CMS-9016-N

    Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances--Octobe r 2002 Through December 2002. 03/28/2003......................

    15139 42 CFR Chapter IV. CMS-6012-N5

    Medicare Program; Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Special Payment Provisions and Requirements for Prosthetics and Certain Custom- Fabricated Orthotics; Meeting Announcement

    Addendum V--National Coverage Determinations [January 2003 Through March 2003]

    A national coverage determination (NCD) is a determination by the Secretary with respect to whether or not a particular item or service is covered nationally under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, but does not include a determination of what code, if any, is assigned to a particular item or service covered under this title, determination with respect to the amount of payment made for a particular item or service so covered. We include below all of the NCDs that became effective during the quarter covered by this notice. The entries below include information concerning completed decisions as well as sections on program and decision memoranda, which also announce impending decisions or, in some cases, explain why it was not appropriate to issue an NCD. We identify completed decisions by section of the CIM in which the decision appears, the title, the date the publication was issued, and the effective date of the decision. Information on completed decisions as well as pending decisions has also been posted on the CMS website at http://cms.hhs.gov/coverage.

    National Coverage Decisions for Quarterly Notices

    Coverage Issues Manual (CIM) HCFA Pub. 06

    CIM section

    Title

    Issue date Effective date

    50-42...................................... Ambulatory Blood Pressure

    03/28/03 07/01/03 Monitoring. 35-103..................................... Multiple Monitored

    01/10/03 04/01/03 Electroconvulsive Therapy. 65-19...................................... Deep Brain Stimulation for

    02/14/03 04/01/03 Parkinson's. 35-102..................................... Electrical Stimulation for Wounds..

    01/15/03 04/01/03+

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    Program Memorandum (PM)

    PM No.

    Title

    Issue date Effective date

    AB-03-030.................................. Clinical Laboratory Edit Update....

    02/28/03

    04/01/03

    Addendum VI--Categorization of Food and Drug Administration- AllowedInvestigational Device Exemptions

    Under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360c), devices fall into one of three classes. Also, under the new categorization process to assist CMS, the Food and Drug Administration assigns each device with a Food and Drug Administration-approved investigational device exemption to one of two categories.) Category A refers to experimental/investigational device exemptions, and Category B refers to nonexperimental/investigational device exemptions. To obtain more information about the classes or categories, please refer to the Federal Register notice published on April 21, 1997 (62 FR 19328).

    The following information presents the device number and category (A or B) for the first quarter, January through March 2003.

    Investigational Device Exemption Numbers, 1st Quarter 2003

    IDE/Category

    G000247 B G003004 B G010216 B G020225 B G020231 B G020240 A G020244 B G020247 B G020248 B G020262 B G020279 B G020299 B G020301 B G020308 B G020310 B G020311 B G020314 B G020315 B G020317 B G020318 B G020319 B G020320 B G020324 B G030003 A G030004 B G030006 B G030012 B G030013 B G030014 B G030016 B G030018 B G030019 B G030020 B G030021 B G030023 B G030024 B G030025 B G030028 B G030030 B G030033 B G030035 B G030036 B G030037 B G030041 B G030043 A G030048 B G030049 B G030052 B G030053 B

    Addendum VII--Approval Numbers for Collections of Information

    Below we list all approval numbers for collections of information in the referenced sections of CMS regulations in title 42 and title 45, subchapter C, of the Code of Federal Regulations, which have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget:

    Approved CFR sections in title 42 OMB control nos.

    and title 45

    0938-0008......................... 414.40, 424.32, 424.44 0938-0022......................... 413.20, 413.24, 413.106 0938-0023......................... 424.103 0938-0025......................... 406.28, 407.27 0938-0027......................... 486.100-486.110 0938-0034......................... 405.821 0938-0035......................... 407.40 0938-0037......................... 413.20, 413.24 0938-0041......................... 408.6 0938-0042......................... 410.40, 424.124 0938-0045......................... 405.711 0938-0046......................... 405.2133 0938-0050......................... 413.20, 413.24 0938-0062......................... 431.151, 435.1009, 440.250, 440.220, 442.1, 442.10-442.16, 442.30, 442.40, 442.42, 442.100-442.119, 483.400 -483.480, 488.332, 488.400, 498.3-498.5 0938-0065......................... 485.701-485.729 0938-0074......................... 491.1--491.11 0938-0080......................... 406.13 0938-0086......................... 420.200-420.206, 455.100-455.106 0938-0101......................... 430.30 0938-0102......................... 413.20, 413.24 0938-0107......................... 413.20, 413.24 0938-0146......................... 431.800-431.865 0938-0147......................... 431.800-431.865 0938-0151......................... 493.1-493.2001 0938-0155......................... 405.2470 0938-0170......................... 493.1269-493.1285 0938-0193......................... 430.10-430.20, 440.167 0938-0202......................... 413.17, 413.20 0938-0214......................... 411.25, 489.2, 489.20 0938-0236......................... 413.20, 413.24 0938-0242......................... 416.44, 418.100, 482.41, 483.270, 483.470 0938-0245......................... 407.10, 407.11

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    0938-0251......................... 406.7 0938-0266......................... 416.41, 416.83, 416.47, 416.48 0938-0267......................... 485.56, 485.58, 485.60, 485.64, 485.66, 410.65 0938-0269......................... 412.116, 412.632, 413.64, 413.350, 484.245 0938-0270......................... 405.376 0938-0272......................... 440.180, 441.300-441.305 0938-0273......................... 485.701--85.729 0938-0279......................... 424.5 0938-0287......................... 447.31 0938-0296......................... 413.170 0938-0300......................... 431.800 0938-0301......................... 413.20, 413.24 0938-0302......................... 418.22, 418.24, 418.28, 418.56, 418.58, 418.70, 418.74, 418.83, 418.96, 418.100 0938-0313......................... 418.1--418.405 0938-0328......................... 482.12, 482.22, 482.27, 482.30, 482.41, 482.43, 482.53, 482.56, 482.57, 482.60, 482.61, 482.62, 482.66 0938-0334......................... 491.9 0938-0338......................... 486.104, 486.106, 486.110 0938-0354......................... 441.60 0938-0355......................... 484.10-484.52 0938-0357......................... 409.40-409.50, 410.36, 410.170, 411.4-411.15, 421.100, 424.22, 484.18, 489.21 0938-0358......................... 412.20-412.30 0938-0359......................... 412.40-412.52 0938-0360......................... 405.2100-405.2184 0938-0365......................... 484.10, 484.11, 484.12, 484.14, 484.16, 484.18, 484.20, 484.36, 484.48, 484.52 0938-0372......................... 414.330 0938-0378......................... 482.60-482.62 0938-0379......................... 418.1-418.405 0938-0380......................... 482.1-482.66 0938-0386......................... 405.2100-405.2171 0938-0391......................... 488.18, 488.26, 488.28 0938-0426......................... 476.104, 476.105, 476.116, 476.134 0938-0429......................... 447.53 0938-0443......................... 473.18, 473.34, 473.36, 473.42 0938-0444......................... 1004.40, 1004.50, 1004.60, 1004.70 0938-0445......................... 412.44, 412.46, 431.630, 456.654, 466.71, 466.73, 466.74, 466.78 0938-0447......................... 405.2133 0938-0449......................... 440.180, 441.300-441.310 0938-0454......................... 424.20 0938-0456......................... 412.105 0938-0463......................... 413.20, 413.24 0938-0465......................... 411.404, 411.406, 411.408 0938-0467......................... 431.17, 431.306, 435.910, 435.920, 435.940-435.960 0938-0469......................... 417.107, 417.478 0938-0470......................... 417.143, 417.408 0938-0477......................... 412.92 0938-0484......................... 424.123 0938-0486......................... 498.40-498.95 0938-0501......................... 406.15 0938-0502......................... 433.138 0938-0512......................... 486.301-486.325 0938-0526......................... 475.100 Subpart C, 475.106, 475.107, 462.102, 462.103 0938-0534......................... 410.38, 424.5 0938-0544......................... 493.1-493.2001 0938-0565......................... 411.20-411.206 0938-0566......................... 411.404, 411.406, 411.408 0938-0567......................... 498 Subpart D, E, and H and 20 CFR 404.933 0938-0573......................... 412.256, 412.230 0938-0581......................... 493.1-493.2001 0938-0599......................... 493.1-493.2001 0938-0600......................... 405.371, 405.378, 413.20 0938-0610......................... 417.436, 417.801, 417.436, 422.128, 430.12, 431.20, 431.107, 434.28, 483.10, 484.10, 489.102 0938-0612......................... 493.1-493.2001 0938-0618......................... 433.68, 433.74, 447.272 0938-0653......................... 493 0938-0655......................... 493.180 0938-0657......................... 405.2110, 405.2112 0938-0658......................... 405.2110, 405.2112 0938-0667......................... 482.12, 488.18, 489.20, 489.24 0938-0673......................... 430.10 0938-0679......................... 410.38 0938-0685......................... 410.32, 410.71, 413.17, 424.57, 424.73, 424.80, 440.30, 484.12 0938-0686......................... 493.551-93.557

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    0938-0688......................... 486.301-486.325 0938-0690......................... 488.4-488.9, 488.201 0938-0691......................... 412.106 0938-0692......................... 466.78, 489.20, 489.27 0938-0700......................... 417.479, 417.500; 422.208, 422.210; 434.44, 434.67, 434.70; 1003.100, 1003.101, 1003.103 & 1003.106 0938-0701......................... 422.152 0938-0702......................... 45 CFR 146 0938-0703......................... 45 CFR 148 0938-0714......................... 411.370-411.389 0938-0717......................... 424.57 0938-0721......................... 410.33 0938-0722......................... 422.370-422.378 0938-0723......................... 421.300-421.318 0938-0730......................... 405.410, 405.430, 405.435, 405.440, 405.445, 405.455, 410.61, 415.110, 424.24 0938-0732......................... 417.126, 417.470 0938-0734......................... 45 CFR 5b 0938-0739......................... 413.337, 413.343, 424.32, 483.20 0938-0742......................... 422.300-422.312 0938-0749......................... 424.57 0938-0753......................... 422.000-422.700 0938-0754......................... 441.152 0938-0758......................... 413.20, 413.24 0938-0760......................... 484 Subpart E, 484.55 0938-0761......................... 484.11, 484.20 0938-0763......................... 422.1-422.10, 422.50-422.80, 422.100- 422.132, 422.300 -422.312, 422.400- 422.404, 422.560-422.622 0938-0768......................... 417.800-417.840 0938-0770......................... 410.2 0938-0778......................... 422.64, 422.111, 422.560-422.622 0938-0779......................... 417.470, 417.126, 422.210, 422.64 0938-0781......................... 411.404-411.406, 484.10 0938-0786......................... 438.360, 438.362, 438.364 0938-0787......................... 406.28, 407.27 0938-0790......................... 460.12, 460.22, 460.26, 460.30, 460.32, 460.52, 460.60, 460.70, 460.71, 460.72, 460.74, 460.80, 460.82, 460.98, 460.100, 460.102, 460.104, 460.106, 460.110, 460.112, 460.116, 460.118, 460.120, 460.122, 460.124, 460.132, 460.152, 460.154, 460.156, 460.160, 460.164, 460.168, 460.172, 460.190, 460.196, 460.200, 460.202, 460.204, 460.208, 460.210 0938-0792......................... 491.3, 491.8, 491.11 0938-0797......................... 45 CFR 148 0938-0798......................... 413.24, 413.65, 419.42 0938-0802......................... 419.43 0938-0810......................... 482.45 0938-0818......................... 410.141-410.145, 414.63 0938-0819......................... 45 CFR 146.121 0938-0823......................... 420.410 0938-0824......................... 482.13, 440.10 0938-0827......................... 45 CFR 146.141 0938-0829......................... 422.568 0938-0832......................... 489 0938-0833......................... 483.350-483.376 0938-0840......................... 422.152 0938-0841......................... 431.636, 457.50, 457.60, 457.70, 457.340, 457.350, 457.431, 457.440, 457.525, 457.560, 457.570, 457.740, 457.750, 457.810, 457.940, 457.945, 457.965, 457.985, 457.1005, 457.1015, 457.1180 0938-0842......................... 412, 413 0938-0846......................... 411.1, 411.350-411.357, 424.22 0938-0857......................... 419 0938-0860......................... 419 0938-0866......................... 45 CFR Part 162 0938-0872......................... 483.20, 413.337 0938-0873......................... 422.152 0938-0874......................... 45 CFR Parts 160 and 162 0938-0878......................... 422 Subpart F & G 0938-0883......................... 45 CFR parts 160 and 164 0938-0884......................... 405.940 0938-0885......................... 403.804, 403.806, 403.808, 403.810, 403.811, 403.820

    Note: Sections in title 45 are preceded by ``45 CFR.''

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