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April 1, 2021

MLN Connects Newsletter for Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Repayment of COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments


  • Repayment of COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments Began on March 30, 2021
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Administration – No Out-of-Pocket Cost to Patients
  • Alcohol Misuse: Medicare Covers Screening & Counseling


  • DMEPOS: Bill Correctly for Items Provided During Inpatient Stays

Claims, Pricers, & Codes

  • COVID-19: RHC & FQHC Lump Sum Payments


  • Medicare Part A Cost Report: Easier File Uploads for e-Filing in MCReF Webcast – April 29

MLN Matters® Articles

  • New Provider Enrollment Administrative Action Authorities
  • April 2021 Quarterly Update to HCPCS Codes Used for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Consolidated Billing (CB) Enforcement
  • Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage Determination (NCD) Edit Software for July 2021
  • Claims Processing Instructions for National Coverage Determination (NCD) 20.4 Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Update to the Manual for Telephone Services, Physician Assistant (PA) Supervision, and Medical Record Documentation for Part B Services


  • Medicare Part A Cost Report Appeals Listening Session: Audio Recording & Transcript
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