MLN Connects® for Thursday, August 8, 2019
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August 8, 2019

MLN Connects® for Thursday, August 8, 2019

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MLN Connects – New Medicare Card: Will Your Claims Reject?


  • New Medicare Card: Will Your Claims Reject?
  • Securing Access to Life-Saving Antimicrobial Drugs for American Seniors
  • IRF/LTCH/SNF Quality Reporting Programs: Submission Deadline August 15
  • Hospice Patient Assessment Instrument Focus Groups: Respond by August 26
  • Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport Model: Apply by September 19
  • SNF PPS Patient Driven Payment Model: Get Ready for Implementation on October 1
  • 2019 QRDA III Implementation Guide: Updated Addendum
  • Quality Payment Program: Reporting Patient Relationship Categories


  • Skilled Nursing Facility 3-Day Rule Billing


  • Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Understanding 3 Key Topics Listening Session – August 12
  • IRF Appeals Settlement Initiative Call – August 13
  • OPPS and ASC Proposed Rule Listening Session – August 14
  • ESRD Quality Incentive Program: CY 2020 ESRD PPS Proposed Rule Call – August 20
  • Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model: Operational Issues Call – August 21
  • Radiation Oncology Model Listening Session – August 22
  • Understanding Your SNF VBP Program Performance Score Report Call – August 27

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Annual Update: Prospective Payment System (PPS) Pricer Changes for FY 2020
  • Instructions for Use of Informational Remittance Advice Remark Code Alert on Laboratory Service Remittance Advices
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Affiliates' Requirement to Include Demonstration Code 77 on SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver Claims
  • Modification to the National Coordination of Benefits Agreement (COBA) Crossover Process
  • October Quarterly Update to 2019 Annual Update of HCPCS Codes Used for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Consolidated Billing (CB) Enforcement
  • Oxygen Policy Update
  • Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment


  • CMS: Beyond the Policy Podcast: Nursing Home Strategy Part 1 – Strengthening Oversight
  • CLFS Public Meetings: Videos

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