MLN Connects® for Thursday, April 4, 2019
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April 4, 2019

MLN Connects® for Thursday, April 4, 2019

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  • New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic
  • "Qué está Cubierto"
  • Physician Compare: Supplemental Preview Period Open until April 27
  • Open Payments: Review and Dispute Data by May 15
  • Comparative Billing Report on Subsequent Hospital Visits
  • PEPPERs for Hospices, LTCHs, SNFs, IRFs, IPFs, and CAHs,
  • Hospice Visits when Death is Imminent Measure Pair
  • Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool: New Enhancements
  • Medicare-Medicaid Crossover Bad Debt Accounting Classification
  • Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Billing Requirements
  • National Minority Health Month: Active & Healthy
  • Looking for Educational Materials?


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


  • Comparative Billing Report: Subsequent Hospital Visits Webinar – April 11

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Activation of Systematic Validation Edits for OPPS Providers with Multiple Service Locations
  • ASP Medicare Part B Drug Pricing Files and Revisions: July 2019
  • Changes to the Laboratory NCD Edit Software: July 2019
  • Correction to FY 2019 IPPS Pricer
  • FY 2017 SSI/Medicare Beneficiary Data for IPPS Hospitals, IRFs, LTCHs
  • NCCI PTP Edits: Quarterly Update
  • E/M and Superficial Radiation Treatment – Revised


  • Understanding the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier
  • Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System – Revised
  • Hospice Payment System – Revised
  • Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System – Revised
  • Medicare Preventive Services – Revised


  • Reducing Opioid Misuse Call: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • Promoting Interoperability Call: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program Call: Audio Recording and Transcript

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