program transmittal

pro·gram trans·mit·tal

(prōgram tranz-mităl)
Medicare-published document that outlines changes in policies and procedures.
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HEALTHSOUTH Corporation today announced that, as part of an overall company- wide cost-cutting initiative in response to the impact of Medicare Program Transmittal 1753, it plans to reduce its workforce by up to 2% nationwide over the next few months.
Instead, CMS announces policy changes and clarifications in program transmittals posted to its Web site.
A quick review of the 36 OPPS-related program transmittals for fiscal year 2004 illustrates the problem.
A significant problem with using program transmittals to drive regulatory processes is that they deny CMS the benefit of public input into its rule-making.
Combining published regulations, program transmittals and local medical review policies, which change monthly, OPPS requires the industry to absorb more than 50 different updates throughout the year to maintain regulatory compliance.
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