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May 7, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, May 7, 2020

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More COVID-19 Updates


  • CMS Announces Independent Commission to Address Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes
  • Home Health Plans of Care: NPs, CNSs and PAs Allowed to Certify
  • Health Care Supply Chain, Provider Self-Care, and Emergency Preparedness Resources

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • COVID-19: Modified Ordering Requirements for Laboratory Billing
  • Hospital OPPS: New Coronavirus Specimen Collection Code


  • COVID-19: Office Hours Call – May 7
  • COVID-19: Lessons from the Front Lines Calls – May 8

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Addition of the QW modifier to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code U0002 and 87635
  • Modify Edits in the Fee for Service (FFS) System when a Beneficiary has a Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan
  • New Codes for Therapist Assistants Providing Maintenance Programs in the Home Health Setting
  • Updates to Ensure the Original 1-Day and 3-Day Payment Window Edits are Consistent with Current Policy – Revised


  • Evaluation and Management Services – Revised

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