MLN Connects® for Thursday, July 30, 2020
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July 30, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, July 30, 2020

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COVID-19 Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries – Updated Data


  • CMS Updates Data on COVID-19 Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Short-Term Acute Care Hospitals: Submit Occupational Mix Surveys by September 3
  • PEPPERs for SNFs, Hospices, IRFs, IPFs, CAHs, and LTCHs
  • Hospice Quality Reporting Program: HART v1.6.0
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Become a Medicare Enrolled Supplier

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • COVID-19: Laboratory Claims Requiring the NPI of the Ordering/Referring Professional – Update
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Valid Claims


  • National CMS/CDC Nursing Home COVID-19 Training Series Webcast – July 30

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Addition of the QW Modifier to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code 87426
  • Overview of the Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Prior Authorization Model – Revised
  • Modify Edits in the Fee for Service (FFS) System when a Beneficiary has a Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan – Revised


  • Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter, Volume 10, Issue 4
  • Home Health, IRF, LTCH, and SNF Quality Reporting Programs: COVID-19 PHE

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