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November 18, 2021

MLN Connects newsletter for Thursday, November 18, 2021

COVID-19: Changes to Nursing Home Visitation & Survey Activities


  • CMS Repeals MCIT/R&N Rule; Will Consider Other Coverage Pathways to Enhance Access to Innovative Medical Devices
  • Changes to Nursing Home Visitation COVID-19 (Revised) & COVID-19 Survey Activities
  • Annual Medicare Participation Open Enrollment Period
  • It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate
  • Post-Acute Care QRP: Job Aids & Pocket Guides
  • Quality Payment Program: 2020 Doctors & Clinicians Preview Period Open Until December 14
  • Lung Cancer Awareness: Help Your Patients Reduce Their Risk

Claims, Pricers, & Codes

  • Upcoming Quarterly Update to Home Health Grouper


  • Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System: Q&A Session – December 14

MLN Matters® Articles

  • 2022 Annual Update of Per-Beneficiary Threshold Amounts
  • Low Utilization Payment Adjustment (LUPA) Add-on Amounts for Home Health (HH) Occupational Therapy Visits

Information for Medicare Patients

  • CMS Announces 2022 Medicare Part B Premiums
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