MLN Connects® for Thursday, December 19, 2019
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December 19, 2019

MLN Connects® for Thursday, December 19, 2019

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MAC Operations: Provide Feedback at a Listening Session

Editor's Note:

Happy holidays from the MLN Connects team! We will release the next regular edition on Thursday, January 9, 2020.


  • DMEPOS: Changes to Conditions of Payment Reduce Burden
  • DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Surveys: Comment by December 20
  • Mohs Microsurgery: Comparative Billing Report in December
  • Hospice Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by January 15
  • Hospice Providers: Volunteer for Alpha Testing of HOPE Assessment Instrument
  • LTCH Compare Refresh
  • IRF Compare Refresh
  • 2020 Eligible Clinician Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Flows
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Become a Medicare Enrolled Supplier


  • Provider Minute Video: The Importance of Proper Documentation
  • Claims, Pricers & Codes
  • Payment for Outpatient Clinic Visit Services at Excepted Off-Campus Provider-Based Departments: Updated


  • Mohs Microsurgery: Comparative Billing Report Webinar – January 7
  • ESRD Quality Incentive Program: CY 2020 ESRD PPS Final Rule Call – January 14
  • Listening Sessions on MAC Opportunities to Enhance Provider Experience – January 15, 22, or 29

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Annual Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment
  • Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage Determination (NCD) Edit Software for April 2020
  • Update Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Pricer and Related Claims Reprocessing
  • Add Dates of Service (DOS) for Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccination (PPV) Health Care Procedure Code System (HCPCS) Codes (90670, 90732), and Remove Next Eligible Dates for PPV HCPCS – Revised
  • Medicare Part B Home Infusion Therapy Services with the Use of Durable Medical Equipment – Revised
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  • Hospital Quality Reporting: QRDA I Conformance Statement Resource


  • Ambulance Services Call: Audio Recording and Transcript

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