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February 27, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, February 27, 2020

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COVID-19 Coding Guidance


  • Quality Payment Program: MIPS 2019 Data Submission Period Open through March 31
  • Anesthesia Modifiers: Comparative Billing Report in March


  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Services: Follow Medicare Billing Requirements

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • COVID-19: New ICD-10-CM Code and Interim Coding Guidance
  • SNF PDPM Claims Issue
  • FQHC: Mass Adjustment of Claims


  • Dementia Care: CMS Toolkits Call – March 3
  • Part A Providers: QIC Appeals Demonstration Call – March 5
  • Ground Ambulance Organizations: Data Collection for Public Safety-Based Organizations Call – March 12
  • Open Payments: Your Role in Health Care Transparency Call – March 19

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Quarterly Update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) – April 2020 Update
  • Implementation of the Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Discharge Payment Percentage (DPP) Payment Adjustment
  • Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging – Approval of Using the K3 Segment for Institutional Claims – Revised
  • Accepting Payment from Patients with a Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement – Revised
  • January 2020 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE) Specifications Version 21.0 – Revised


  • Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter, Volume 10, Issue 2
  • Quality Payment Program: 2020 Resources

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