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Postpone POS Rule Change to October, CMS Says

Are you ready to implement the new rule for coding interpretation services?For CMS rules, keeping up with effective dates is almost as tough as keeping up with the rules themselves.Consider Medicare Transmittal 2407, which focuses on place of service (POS) coding rules, discussed in "CMS Update: POS 11 May Not Apply for Office Interpretations -- Here's Why" in Radiology Coding Alert, vol. 14, no. 4. At the time of the article's publication, the transmittal was set to be effective April 1, 2012, with an implementation date of April 2.New effective date: CMS announced that the new effective and implementation dates have been set as Oct. 1, 2012. To review the rules and the announcement, you'll need to check Transmittal 2435, which replaced Transmittal 2407.The new Transmittal states: "Transmittal 2407, dated February 3, 2012, is being rescinded and replaced by Transmittal 2435 to change the effective date from April 1, 2012, to [...]

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