MLN Connects® Special Edition – Thursday, August 15, 2019
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August 15, 2019

MLN Connects® for Thursday, August 15, 2019

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MLN Connects – New Medicare Card: Transition Period Ends in Less Than 5 Months


  • New Medicare Card: Transition Period Ends in Less Than 5 Months
  • CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapy Available to Medicare Beneficiaries Nationwide
  • DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Round 2021 Deadlines
  • MACRA Patient Relationship Categories and Codes: Learn More


  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Services: Follow Medicare Billing Requirements


  • ESRD Quality Incentive Program: CY 2020 ESRD PPS Proposed Rule Call – August 20
  • IPPS/LTCH PPS FY 2020 Final Rule Special Open Door Forum – August 20
  • Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model: Operational Issues Call – August 21
  • Self-Direction for Dually Eligible Individuals Utilizing LTSS Webinar – August 21
  • Radiation Oncology Model Listening Session – August 22
  • Understanding Your SNF VBP Program Performance Score Report Call – August 27
  • Dementia Care: Supporting Comfort and Resident Preferences Call – September 10

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Bypassing Payment Window Edits for Donor Post-Kidney Transplant Complication Services
  • Display PARHM Claim Payment Amounts
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) Updates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020
  • International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) and Other Coding Revisions to National Coverage Determination (NCDs) – January 2020 Update


  • Chronic Care Management Services – Revised
  • ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Code Sets – Revised


  • I&A Enrollment Webcast: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • SNF PPS: Patient Driven Payment Model Videos

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