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February 13, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Protect Your Patients from Influenza


  • DMEPOS Items Subject to Prior Authorization
  • Influenza Activity Continues: Are Your Patients Protected?


  • Proper Coding for Specimen Validity Testing Billed in Combination with Urine Drug Testing


  • Substance Use Disorders: Availability of Benefits Listening Session – February 18
  • Ground Ambulance Organizations: Reporting Volunteer Labor Call – February 20
  • Dementia Care: CMS Toolkits Call – March 3
  • Hospice Item Set Data Submission Requirements Webinar – March 3
  • Part A Providers: QIC Appeals Demonstration Call – March 5
  • Ground Ambulance Organizations: Data Collection for Public Safety-Based Organizations Call – March 12

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Update to the Home Health Grouper for New Diagnosis Code for Vaping Related Disorder
  • Updates to Ensure the Original 1-Day and 3-Day Payment Window Edits are Consistent with Current Policy
  • Update to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for Vaping Related Disorder – Revised
  • January 2020 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) – Revised


  • Diabetes Management Resources
  • Caring for Medicare Patients is a Partnership – Revised


  • MAC Listening Session: Audio Recording and Transcript

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