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Regulations: Physicians at Teaching Hospitals                         

MCM Section 15016, Supervising Physicians in a Teaching Setting has been revised effective January 1, 2006 to incorporate material from Transmittal 1780B, November 22, 2002, which was inadvertently omitted from the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Pub.100 - 04. Also, adding documentation requirements for electronic medical records under §100A; adding code G0344 to the primary care exception list under §100.1.1C, per the Final Rule of November 15, 2004; and updating anesthesia policy under § 100.1.2A per the Final Rule of November 7, 2003.

Click link to view CMS Transmittal #R811CP:


UPDATE Teaching Physician Services

CMS adds clarifying language to their guidance on Teaching Physician documentation.

NOTE: Transmittal 2247, dated June 24, 2011, is being rescinded and replaced by Transmittal 2303, dated September 14, 2011. Section 100.1.1C had been clarified concerning the use of residents with less than six months in a GME approved program. Section 100.1.8B1 has been clarified concerning physician requirements when using the GC modifier. This instruction is being reissued to change Implementation date July 26, 2011 to Implementation date October 14, 2011 on the Transmittal Sheet and Business Requirement. This instruction was previously issued with the wrong Implementation date of October 14, 2011. The correct Implementation date is July 26, 2011. The Transmittal number and date issued, and all other information remains the same.

(Last modification to this guidance was in 2002)

Click link to view CMS Transmittal # R2303CP: