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April 30, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, April 30, 2020

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COVID-19: Lessons from the Front Lines


  • Infection Control Guidance to Home Health Agencies on COVID-19
  • Now Available: Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System Updates, Nursing Home Staff Counts, and Frequently Asked Questions
  • CMS Adds New COVID-19 Clinical Trials Improvement Activity to the Quality Payment Program
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Become a Medicare Enrolled Supplier

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Home Health Claims: Correcting Recoding Errors


  • COVID-19: Lessons from the Front Lines Calls – May 1 and 8
  • COVID-19: Home Health and Hospice Call – May 5
  • COVID-19: Office Hours Call – May 5
  • COVID-19: Nursing Homes Call – May 6

MLN Matters® Articles

  • July 2020 Quarterly Update to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Pricer
  • Quarterly Update to the Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Pricer
  • Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Codes Subject to and Excluded from Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) Edits – Revised
  • Implement Operating Rules – Phase III Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE) 360 Uniform Use of Claim Adjustment Reason Codes (CARC), Remittance Advice Remark Codes (RARC) and Claim Adjustment Group Code (CAGC) Rule – Update from Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) CORE – Revised


  • April 2020 Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Physician Assistants – Revised
  • Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System – Revised
  • Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Under Medicare and Medicaid – Revised
  • Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System – Revised
  • How to Use the Searchable Medicare Physician Fee Schedule – Revised
  • Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System – Revised


  • Combating Medicare Parts C and D Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Web-Based Training Course – Revised
  • Medicare Parts C and D General Compliance Training Web-Based Training Course – Revised

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