MLN Connects - December 3, 2020

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MLN Connects® for Thursday, December 3, 2020

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  • Comprehensive Strategy to Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge
  • CMS Updates Coverage Policies for Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices
  • PEPPERs for Short-term Acute Care Hospitals: Download December 4 through 14
  • Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for CY 2021


  • Hospices: Create an Effective Plan of Care


  • Hospital Price Transparency Webcast - December 8
  • Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule Call - December 9
  • Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Understanding 4 Key Topics Call - December 10

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Implementation of Changes in the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Payment for Dialysis Furnished for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in ESRD Facilities for Calendar Year (CY) 2021 - Revised


  • Major Joint Replacement (Hip or Knee) - Revised
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Tracheostomy Supplies - Revised


  • Diagnosis Coding: Using the ICD-10-CM Web-Based Training Course - Revised
  • Procedure Coding: Using the ICD-10-PCS Web-Based Training Course - Revised
Last Updated Feb 03 , 2023