MLN Connects - May 23, 2019

MLN Connects® for Thursday, May 23, 2019

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  • No Shortcuts to Safer Opioids Prescribing: CDC Commentary
  • CMS Takes Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Increase Transparency
  • SNF Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by May 30
  • Draft 2020 QRDA Category III Implementation Guide: Submit Comments by June 5
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program: Do You Plan to Apply to be an ACO?
  • Promoting Interoperability Program: 2015 Edition CEHRT Required
  • April - June Quarterly Provider Update
  • Break Free from Osteoporosis


  • Provider Minute Video: The Importance of Proper Documentation

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Valid Claims


  • DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Round 2021 Webcast Series - Updated Schedule
  • Post-Acute Care QRPs: Reporting Requirements and Resources Call - June 5
  • Emergency Department Services: Comparative Billing Report Webinar - June 11
  • Hospice Quality Reporting Program: Review and Correct Report Webinar - June 11

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Claim Status Category and Claim Status Codes Update
  • Quarterly Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Drug/Biological Code Changes - July 2019 Update
  • Remittance Advice Remark Code (RARC), Claims Adjustment Reason Code (CARC), Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP) and PC Print Update
  • Reporting the HCPCS Level II Modifiers of the Patient Relationship Categories and Codes
  • Proper Use of Modifier 59 - Revised


  • Provider Compliance Tips for Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Devices and Accessories Including Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) - Revised
  • Medicare Basics: Commonly Used Acronyms - Reminder

Last Updated May 23, 2019