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March 5, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, March 5, 2020

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Ambulance Fee Schedule, Transports & Data Collection


  • DMEPOS Suppliers: HCPCS Codes Affected by Further Consolidated Appropriations Act
  • Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program: CAH Reconsideration Forms due March 6
  • Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program: Submit Proposals for New Measures by July 1
  • PEPPERs for Short-term Acute Care Hospitals
  • 2018 Geographic Variation Public Use File
  • Help Your Patients Make Informed Food Choices


  • Ambulance Fee Schedule and Medicare Transports

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Average Sales Price Files: April 2020


  • Ground Ambulance Organizations: Data Collection for Public Safety-Based Organizations Call — March 12
  • Open Payments: Your Role in Health Care Transparency Call — March 19
  • Anesthesia Modifiers: Comparative Billing Report Webinar — March 19
  • Ground Ambulance Organizations: Data Collection for Medicare Providers Call — April 2
  • LTCH and IRF Quality Reporting Programs: SPADEs In-Depth Training Event — June 9-10

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Standard Elements for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Order, and Master List of DMEPOS Items Potentially Subject to a Face-to-Face Encounter and Written Orders Prior to Delivery and, or Prior Authorization Requirements
  • Remittance Advice Remark Code (RARC), Claims Adjustment Reason Code (CARC), Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP) and PC Print Update
  • Quarterly Update for the Temporary Gap Period of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) - April 2020
  • International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) and Other Coding Revisions to National Coverage Determination (NCDs) -- July 2020 Update


  • Administrative Simplification: Claim Status Basics
  • Hospice Quality Reporting Program: Timeliness Compliance Threshold for HIS Submissions
  • Guide to Reducing Chronic Kidney Disease Disparities in the Primary Care Setting


  • Ambulance Services Call: Audio Recording and Transcript

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