MLN Connects® for Thursday, January 3, 2019
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January 3, 2019

MLN Connects® for Thursday, January 3, 2019

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News & Announcements

  • Medicare Shared Savings Program: Final Rule Creates Pathways to Success
  • Physician Compare Preview Period Extended to January 7
  • Hospice Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by January 9
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program: Submit Notice of Intent to Apply by January 18
  • Laboratory Date of Service Exception Policy: Enforcement Discretion Exercised until July 1
  • Quality Payment Program: 2019 Resources
  • eCQM Resource: The Collaborative Measure Development Workspace
  • Medicare Enrollment Application Fee for CY 2019
  • Delivery of Initial Prescriptions of Immunosuppressive Drugs
  • Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes: Trend Update
  • Get Your Patients Off to a Healthy Start in 2019

Provider Compliance

  • Coding for Specimen Validity Testing Billed in Combination with Urine Drug Testing – Reminder

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Valid Claims

Upcoming Events

  • ESRD Quality Incentive Program: CY 2019 ESRD PPS Final Rule Call – January 15
  • Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories to Collect and Report Private Payor Rates Call –January 22
  • Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model Call – February 12

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • Claim Status Category and Codes Update MLN Matters Article – New
  • Ensuring Only the Active Billing Hospice Can Submit a Revocation MLN Matters Article – New
  • Guidance for MACs Processing BFCC QIO 2MN SSR Determinations MLN Matters Article – New
  • I/OCE Version 20.0: January 2019 MLN Matters Article – New
  • FISS/DDE: New Search Features MLN Matters Article – New
  • Quality Payment Program in 2018: Group Participation Web-Based Training – New
  • SNF PPS Call: Audio Recording and Transcript – New
  • IRF Medical Review Changes MLN Matters Article – Revised
  • New Physician Specialty Code for Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine MLN Matters Article – Revised
  • Repetitive, Scheduled Non-emergent Ambulance Prior Authorization Model MLN Matters Article – Revised
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