MLN Connects® for Thursday, January 9, 2020
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January 9, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Read the Latest Quality Payment Program Updates


  • Quality Payment Program: 2018 Performance Data
  • Quality Payment Program APM Incentive Payment: Verify Banking Information
  • Quality Payment Program: Participation Status Tool Includes Third Snapshot of Data
  • Quality Payment Program: Recheck Your Final 2019 MIPS Eligibility
  • Quality Payment Program: Check Your Initial 2020 MIPS Eligibility
  • Quality Payment Program: Qualified Registries and QCDRs for CY 2020
  • Hospice Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by January 15
  • Feedback on Scope of Practice: Send Recommendations by January 17
  • Promoting Interoperability Programs: Deadline to Submit 2019 Data is March 2
  • Quality Payment Program: MIPS 2019 Data Submission Period Open through March 31
  • Hospitals: New Beneficiary Notices (IM, DND, and MOON) Required April 1
  • Hospital Outpatient Departments: Prior Authorization Process Begins July 1
  • Home Health Compare: Preview Reports for April Refresh
  • Clinical Laboratory Data Reporting Delayed
  • ICD-10-CM Browser Tool
  • Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for CY 2020
  • Nursing Home Quality Initiative: Draft 2020 MDS Item Sets
  • Hospice Quality Reporting Program News
  • Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Billing Requirements
  • Get Your Patients Off to a Healthy Start in 2020
  • Looking for Educational Materials?


  • Chiropractic Services: Comply with Medicare Billing Requirements


  • Quality Payment Program: QCDR Measures Webinar – January 13
  • 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

  • Internet Only Manual Update to Pub 100-04, Chapter 16, Section 40.8 – Laboratory Date of Service Policy
  • IVIG Demonstration: Payment Update for 2020
  • January 2020 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System
  • Manual Update to Publication (Pub.) 100-04, Chapter 20, to Revise the Subsection 10 – Where to Bill Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) and Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (PEN) Items and Services
  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Chapter 13 Update
  • New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Get It, Use It – Reissued
  • Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) – Split Implementation – Revised


  • MLN Catalog – January 2020 Edition
  • Quality Payment Program and MIPS Resources
  • Diabetes Resources
  • Hospice Payment System – Revised
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes Self-Management Training – Revised
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Hospital Based Hospice – Revised


  • eCQM: CMS Measure Collaboration Workspace

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