MLN Connects® for Thursday, July 18, 2019
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July 18, 2019

MLN Connects® for Thursday, July 18, 2019

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MLN Connects – DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Round 2021 Bid Window is Open


  • Is Your Vendor/Clearinghouse Submitting Your Claims with the MBI?
  • DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Round 2021 Bid Window is Open
  • Nursing Homes: Updating Requirements for Arbitration Agreements and New Regulations
  • CMS Proposes to Cover Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain for Medicare Beneficiaries Enrolled in Approved Studies
  • Quality Payment Program: 2018 MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score
  • Quality Payment Program Participation: Preliminary Data on 2018
  • Physician Compare: 2017 Quality Payment Program Performance Information
  • PEPPERs for HHAs, PHPs
  • 2017 Physician and Other Supplier PUF
  • 2017 Referring Provider DMEPOS PUF
  • Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Billing Requirements
  • Mass Casualty Triage White Paper and June Express
  • Looking for Educational Materials?


  • Cardiac Device Credits: Medicare Billing


  • DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Round 2021 Webcast Series
  • Enrollment: Multi–Factor Authentication for I&A System Webcast – July 30
  • IRF Appeals Settlement Initiative Call – August 13

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Tropical Storm Barry and Medicare Disaster Related Louisiana Claims
  • Reduce Risk of Opioid Overdose Deaths by Avoiding and Reducing Co-Prescribing Benzodiazepines
  • Pre-Diabetes Services: Referring Patients to the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act
  • Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage Determination (NCD) Edit Software for October 2019
  • Quarterly Update to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Procedure-to-Procedure (PTP) Edits, Version 25.3 Effective October 1, 2019
  • Quarterly Update for the Temporary Gap Period of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) – October 2019
  • Update to Coverage of Intravenous Immune Globulin for Treatment of Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases in the Home
  • July 2019 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System
  • Activation of Systematic Validation Edits for OPPS Providers with Multiple Service Locations – Revised


  • Provider Compliance Tips for Respiratory Assistive Devices – Revised
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Enteral Nutrition – Revised


  • Post-Acute Care Call: Audio Recording and Transcript

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