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September 16, 2021

MLN Connects newsletter for Thursday, September 16, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Act Now


  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Act Now
  • IRF Review Choice Demonstration: Submit Comments by October 8


  • Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter
  • Surgical Dressings: Medicare Requirements

Claims, Pricers, & Codes

  • Average Sales Price Files: October 2021


  • National Stakeholder Call with the CMS Administrator — September 17

MLN Matters® Articles

  • 2022 Annual Update for the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Bonus Payments
  • Annual Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee Update 2022
  • Home Health Notices of Admission – Additional Manual Instructions
  • 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 Health Care (CAQH) CORE
  • Influenza Vaccine Payment Allowances – Annual Update for 2021-2022 Season
  • Quarterly Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment
  • Quarterly Update to Home Health (HH) Grouper
  • Quarterly Update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) – October 2021 Update


  • DMEPOS Accreditation — Revised
  • Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) — Revised


  • Part D Coverage Determinations, Appeals, & Grievances Web-Based Training — Revised
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