MLN Connects - November 27, 2019

Patients Over Paperwork Newsletter

MLN Connects® for Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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  • FY 2019 Medicare FFS Improper Payment Rate Lowest Since 2010
  • Patients Over Paperwork Newsletter
  • Celebration of National Rural Health Day
  • November is Home Care and Hospice Month
  • World AIDS Day is December 1


  • Ambulance Fee Schedule and Medicare Transports


  • Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule Call - December 3
  • Ground Ambulance Organizations: Data Collection System Call - December 5

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Home Health Agencies (HHAs) Urged to Establish Access to the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) By December 23, 2019
  • Claim Status Category and Claim Status Codes Update
  • 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) 2020
  • Implement Operating Rules - Phase III Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE) 360 Uniform Use of Claim Adjustment Reason Codes (CARC), Remittance Advice Remark Codes (RARC) and Claim Adjustment Group Code (CAGC) Rule - Update from Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) CORE
  • Remittance Advice Remark Code (RARC), Claims Adjustment Reason Code (CARC), Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP) and PC Print Update
  • Update to Medicare Deductible, Coinsurance and Premium Rates for Calendar Year (CY) 2020
  • Updating Fiscal Intermediary Shared System (FISS) Editing for Practice Locations to Bypass Mobile Facility and/or Portable Units and Services Rendered in the Patient's Home
  • Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage Determination (NCD) Edit Software for January 2020 - Revised


  • Quality Payment Program: MIPS and APM Resources
  • ACOs: Beneficiary Engagement Toolkit and Case Studies


  • Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital OPPS/ASC Call: Audio Recording and Transcript

            Last Updated Wed, 27 Nov 2019 08:12:28 +0000