MLN Connects® for Thursday, August 29, 2019
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August 29, 2019

MLN Connects® for Thursday, August 29, 2019

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MLN Connects – New Medicare Card: Open Door Forum – September 11


  • Promoting Interoperability: 2019 PDMP Bonus Measure
  • Beneficiary Notices Initiative Mailbox Portal
  • Promoting Interoperability: 2020 Eligible Hospital eCQM Flows
  • DMEPOS: Nationwide Expansion of Required PA of Pressure Reducing Support Surfaces


  • IRF Services: Follow Medicare Billing Requirements


  • MIPS Value Pathways RFI Webinar – September 4
  • Venipuncture: Comparative Billing Report Webinar – September 5
  • Dementia Care: Supporting Comfort and Resident Preferences Call – September 10
  • New Medicare Card: Open Door Forum – September 11
  • Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation Tool ODF – September 12
  • Opioids: What's an "Outlier Prescriber"? Listening Session – September 17
  • Overall Hospital Star Ratings Listening Session – September 19

MLN Matters® Articles

  • New Documentation Requirements for Filing Medicare Cost Reports
  • Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and Hospice Pricer for FY 2020
  • Claim Status Category and Claim Status Codes Update
  • Implement Operating Rules – Phase III Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE) 360 Uniform Use of Claim Adjustment Reason Codes (CARC), Remittance Advice Remark Codes (RARC) and Claim Adjustment Group Code (CAGC) Rule – Update from Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) CORE
  • Home Health (HH) Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) – Revised and Additional Manual Instructions
  • 2020 Annual Update for the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Bonus Payments
  • Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Codes (HPTCs) October 2019 Code set Update
  • Implementation to Exchange the List of Electronic Medical Documentation Requests (eMDR) for Registered Providers via the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) System – Revised


  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Booklet – Revised


  • Physician Fee Schedule Listening Session: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • IRF Appeals Settlement Call: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • OPPS and ASC Listening Session: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • ESRD QIP Call: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • SNF PPS: Patient Driven Payment Model Videos
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs): Improving Documentation Positively Impacts CERT Web-Based Training Course – Revised

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