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June 18, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, June 18, 2020

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COVID-19 Diagnostic Laboratory Tests: Billing for Clinician Services


  • Hospitals: Submit Medicare GME Affiliation Agreements by October 1 During the COVID-19 PHE

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • COVID-19 Diagnostic Laboratory Tests: Billing for Clinician Services


  • COVID-19: Lessons from the Front Lines Call — June 19
  • Medicare Part A Cost Report: New Online Status Tracking Feature Call — July 9

MLN Matters® Articles

  • New Point of Origin Code for Transfer from a Designated Disaster Alternate Care Site
  • July 2020 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
  • Quarterly Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment
  • Quarterly Update to Home Health (HH) Grouper
  • NCD (20.32) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) — Revised
  • Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model – Implementation of the Hospice Benefit Component — Revised


  • CLIA Program and Medicare Laboratory Services — Revised
  • Medicare Preventive Services — Revised

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