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February 2009             CMS Plan to Stop Payment for Wrong-Site Surgery Final

 

 

 

CMS Plan to Stop Payment for Wrong-Site Surgery Final

 

In December 2008 we told you that “CMS Plans to Stop Payment for Wrong-Site Surgery”. As expected, those proposals have now become final and CMS has posted on its website its final decision memos to withhold payment for wrong surgery performed on a patient, surgery on the wrong body part, and surgery on the wrong patient.

 

 

Wrong Surgery Performed on a Patient (CAG-00401N)

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo.asp?id=223

 

Surgery on the Wrong Body Part (CAG-00402N)

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo.asp?id=222

 

Surgery on the Wrong Patient (CAG-00403N)

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo.asp?id=221

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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