MLN Connects - November 7, 2019

MLN Connects - New Medicare Card: HICN Claims Reject January 1, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, November 7, 2019

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  • New Medicare Card: HICN Claims Reject January 1, 2020
  • IRF/LTCH/SNF Quality Reporting Program: Submission Deadline Extended to November 18
  • MIPS Heart Failure Measure: Call for Public Comment Closes November 27
  • CAHs: Hardship Exception Application Deadline December 2
  • DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Surveys: Comment by December 20
  • MIPS: Virtual Group Election Period Open Through December 31
  • Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System: Starts January 1, 2020
  • Home Health Agency: Final OASIS D-1 Data Submission Specifications
  • MACRA Patient Relationship Categories and Codes: Learn More
  • Recommend Influenza Vaccination: Each Office Visit is an Opportunity


  • Bill Correctly for Medicare Telehealth Services

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Skilled Nursing Facility Claims Hold


  • Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Payment System: Data Reporting Call - November 14
  • Ground Ambulance Organizations: Data Collection System Call - December 5

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Addition of Medical Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRG) Subject to Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Replaced Devices Offered Without Cost or With a Credit Policy
  • Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Bonus Payments for All Mental Health Specialties
  • Quarterly Update to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Procedure-to-Procedure (PTP) Edits, Version 26.0, Effective January 1, 2020
  • April 2019 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) - Revised
  • Implementation to Exchange the List of Electronic Medical Documentation Requests (eMDR) for Registered Providers via the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) System - Revised


  • Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) Medicare Enrollment
  • Medicare Part B Immunization Billing: Seasonal Influenza Virus, Pneumococcal, and Hepatitis B - Revised


  • Medicare Telehealth Services Video

            Last Updated Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:16:08 +0000