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March 18, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, March 19, 2020

Interoperability and Patient Access

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  • Quality Payment Program: 2020 Facility-Based Status
  • Lower Extremity Joint Replacement: Comparative Billing Report in March
  • IRF Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by April 13
  • LTCH Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by April 13
  • Hospice Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by April 13
  • IRF Compare Refresh
  • LTCH Compare Refresh
  • LTCH CARE Data Submission Specifications
  • Hospital Quality Reporting: Updated 2020 QRDA I Schematron and Sample File
  • Influenza Activity Continues: Are Your Patients Protected?


  • Provider Minute Video: The Importance of Proper Documentation

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • SNF Claims Incorrectly Cancelled


  • Ground Ambulance Organizations: Data Collection for Medicare Providers Call – April 2
  • Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule Call – April 7

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Ensure Required Patient Assessment Information for Home Health Claims
  • Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Codes Subject to and Excluded from Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Edits
  • Medicare FFS Response to the Public Health Emergency on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Revised


  • Administrative Simplification: Code Set Basics
  • Medicare Parts A & B Appeals Process – Revised
  • Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule – Revised


  • Part A Appeals Demonstration Call: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • Introduction to IRF Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training
  • Introduction to SNF Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training

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