CMS Rescinds and Replaces Three Transmittals Issued in August on Provider and Supplier Re-enrollment Efforts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Transmittals 556, 557, and 558 on September 14, 2009 to rescind and replace three of four transmittals issued by the Agency in August 2009. These Transmittals announce the Agency’s plan to initiate a limited revalidation process to ensure that CMS only enrolls and reimburses eligible entities. According to the new Transmittals, which become effective on October 23, 2009, CMS still plans to initiate revalidation proceedings to confirm that all organizational Part B suppliers, individual Part B practitioner suppliers, and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are properly State certified and licensed. Transmittal 539, which was issued with the three previous (now-rescinded) Transmittals and addressed revalidation efforts for Slide Preparation Facilities specifically, remains effective.

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