The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) look for instructions for prior authorization/pre-claim review in the form of federal holiday schedule tables as part of an annual CR regarding use of the Multi-Carrier System (MCS) and the ViPS Medicare Systems (VMS).
Subject: Annual Updates to the Prior Authorization/Pre-Claim Review Federal Holiday Schedule Tables for Generating Reports
Release Date: May 18, 2018
Effective Date: January 1, 2019
Implementation Date: October 1, 2018
Special Notes: NA