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AUC 2nd and 3rd Quarter 2002 Update


The information contained in this document represents the major activities of the Minnesota AUC for the second and third quarter of 2002. Any questions about the AUC can be directed to the Minnesota Department of Health at dap@health.state.mn.us or (651) 282-6343.

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DD TAG
The DD TAG will finalize the revisions to the CMS 1500 manual for publication in fall of 2002. New items in the manual include: the units grid, updated electronic concordance, and standard definitions for all fields.

Mental Health Standard Authorization Form
The Minnesota Universal Outpatient Mental Health/Chemical Health Authorization Form is complete. The form is available on the AUC website at: http://www.mhdi.org/auc/activity.htm then click on the Mental Health TAG.

EOB / REMIT Work Group
The EOB / REMIT work group is continuing its work on the manual for the standardized paper remittance advice. The paper remittance advice has been built based on electronic concordance.

HIPAA Update
Nearly all AUC members indicated that they will apply for the HIPAA extension.

NUCC / NUBC
The National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) is debating whether or not to redo the HCFA 1500 form. Work continues on a national HCFA 1500 manual. The National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) is circulating a draft of the UB-02. The State UB Committee (SUBC) is reviewing this draft and making comments. Visit http://www.nubc.org/ and click on What's New.

HCPCS
The HCPCS committee's 3rd Quarter closed items update (January through September
2002) is on the AUC web site for review. Go to: http://www.mhdi.org/auc/hcpcs.htm

MHDI
The Minnesota Health Data Institute Board of Directors has voted to cease operations as of September 30, 2002. MHDI documents will be filed with the MN Department of Health and the Minnesota Historical Society.

Medicare Part B
CMS is converting to a new claims processing system, the Multi Carrier System (MCS). CMS hosted several conferences throughout the state to educate providers.
http://www.wpsic.com/ Then click on Medicare Part B.

 
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