MLN Connects - September 12, 2019

MLN Connects - New Medicare Card Transition Period Ends in Less Than 4 Months

MLN Connects® for Thursday, September 12, 2019

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  • New Medicare Card: Transition Period Ends in Less Than 4 Months
  • New Enforcement Authorities to Reduce Criminal Behavior in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP
  • Different-Day Upper and Lower Endoscopy: Comparative Billing Report in September
  • Hospices: Call for Panel on Assessment Instrument and Quality Measures - Nominations due September 30
  • Local Coverage Determination Meetings
  • Pain Management: CDC Conversation Starters for Patients and Their Doctors
  • Healthy Aging® Month: Discuss Preventive Services with your Patients


  • Bill Correctly for Device Replacement Procedures

Claims, Pricers   Codes

  • Average Sales Price Files: October 2019


  • Opioids: What's an "Outlier Prescriber"? Listening Session - September 17
  • Different-Day Upper and Lower Endoscopy: Comparative Billing Report Webinar - September 24

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Hurricane Dorian and Medicare Disaster Related State of North Carolina Claims
  • Additional Instructions to Hospitals on the Election of a Medicare-Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Component of the Disproportionate Share (DSH) Payment Adjustment for Cost Reports that Involve SSI Ratios for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 and Earlier, or SSI Ratios for Hospital Cost-Reporting Periods for Patient Discharges Occurring Before October 1, 2004
  • October 2019 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) Payment System
  • Activation of Systematic Validation Edits for OPPS Providers with Multiple Service Locations - Update - Revised
  • Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Revised Information for Laboratories on Collecting and Reporting Data for the Private Payor Rate-Based Payment System - Revised
  • 2020 Annual Update for the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Bonus Payments - Revised


  • Medicare Part A Cost Report Electronic Filing
  • Quality Payment Program: 2019 MIPS Resources
  • Advance Care Planning - Revised
  • Medicare Billing: CMS Form CMS-1500 and the 837 Professional - Revised
  • Medicare Secondary Payer- Revised
  • Roadmap to Behavioral Health - Updated


  • Home Health Call: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • Radiation Oncology Listening Session: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • SNF Value-Based Purchasing Call: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Provisions Web-Based Training Course - Revised
  • Quality Payment Program for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) APMs in 2019 Web-Based Training Course - Revised
  • SNF PPS: Patient Driven Payment Model Videos


            Last Updated Tue, 11 Feb 2020 09:21:16 +0000