MLN Connects - December 23, 2020

ICD-10 Code Files for FY 2021

MLN Connects® for Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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Editor's Note: Happy holidays from the MLN Connects team! We'll release the next regular edition on Thursday, January 7, 2021.


  • Redesign of Medicare Supplier Directory Improves Beneficiary Decision-making
  • Proposed Updates to Coverage Policy for Autologous Blood-Derived Products for Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Open Payments: Review & Dispute Data by December 31
  • Hospital Price Transparency: Requirements Effective January 1
  • DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program: Round 2021 Begins January 1
  • Clinics/Group Practices & Certain Other Suppliers: Revised CMS-855B Required January 4
  • Acute Hospital Care at Home: Increasing Capacity through Hospital without Walls Program
  • Orthoses Referring Providers: Comparative Billing Report in December
  • National Correct Coding Initiative Medicare Policy Manual: Annual Update


  • Non-Physician Outpatient Services Provided Before or During Inpatient Stays: Bill Correctly

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • ICD-10 Code Files for FY 2021
  • COVID-19: PC-ACE Software Vaccine Roster Billing Issue

MLN Matters® Articles

  • FAQs on the 3-Day Payment Window for Services Provided to Outpatients Who Later Are Admitted as Inpatients
  • Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Annual Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Services Subject to Reasonable Charge


  • Medicare Preventive Services - Revised


  • Promoting Interoperability Call: Audio Recording & Transcript
  • Physician Fee Schedule Call: Audio Recording & Transcript


Last Updated Feb 03 , 2023