CMS publishes MUE
- MEDICARE PUBLISHES BILLING EDITS TO REDUCE PAYMENT ERRORS
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced that, beginning October 1, 2008, it will publish most of the edits utilized in its Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) program to improve the accuracy of claims payments.
“It is always our aim to ensure that CMS pays for appropriate services, at the same time protecting the Medicare Trust funds and the American taxpayer,” said CMS Acting Administrator Kerry Weems. “This program is going to help us dramatically reduce costly payment errors.”
CMS established the MUE program to reduce payment errors for Medicare Part B claims. Claims processing contractors utilize these edits to assure that providers and suppliers do not report excessive services. The edits are applied during the electronic processing of all claims.
To view the entire Press Release, please see: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press_releases.asp
The edits will be published on the CMS Web site at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalCorrectCodInitEd/08_MUE.asp#TopOfPage
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