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April 9, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, April 9, 2020

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Important COVID-19 Updates


  • CMS Approves Approximately $34 Billion for Providers with the Accelerated/Advance Payment Program for Medicare Providers in One Week
  • COVID-19: Dear Clinician Letter
  • COVID-19: Non-Emergent, Elective Medical Services and Treatment Recommendations
  • Quality Payment Program: MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy in Response to COVID-19
  • Multi-Factor Authentication Requirement Delayed for PECOS, I&A, and NPPES
  • Open Payments: Pre-Publication Review and Dispute through May 15

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccination: Eligibility Transactions Includes DOS Starting April 13


  • Ground Ambulance Organizations: Data Collection for Medicare Providers Call – May 7

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Supplier Education on Use of Upgrades for Multi-Function Ventilators
  • Second Update to CR 11152 Implementation of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) – Revised


  • Civil Rights, HIPAA, and COVID-19
  • Medicare Advance Written Notices of Noncoverage – Revised
  • Medicare Preventive Services – Revised
  • Medicare Preventive Services Poster – Revised

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