MLN Connects - September 7, 2023

MLN Connects Newsletter: Sept 7, 2023


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  • HHS Proposes Minimum Staffing Standards to Enhance Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes
  • CMS Announces Resources and Flexibilities to Assist with the Public Health Emergency in the State of Florida
  • Laboratory Tests for Blood Counts: Comparative Billing Report in September
  • Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model: Submit Technical Expert Panel Nominations by September 27
  • Physicians & Non-Physician Practitioners: Revised Medicare Enrollment Application Required November 1
  • DMEPOS: New Benefit Category Determinations
  • Short-Term Acute Care Hospitals: Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reports
  • Healthy Aging: Recommend Services for Your Patients

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage Determination Edit Software: January 2024 Update
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System: FY 2024 Updates


  • Evaluation and Management Services Guide - Revised


  • Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System Video

From Our Federal Partners

  • Severe Vibrio vulnificus Infections in U.S. Associated with Warming Coastal Waters
  • Increased Respiratory Syncytial Virus Activity in Parts of Southeastern U.S.: New Prevention Tools Available to Protect Patients

Information for Patients

  • CMS Hosts Patient-Focused Listening Sessions this Fall


Last Updated Oct 03 , 2023