MLN Connects® for Thursday, March 15, 2018
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March 15, 2018

MLN Connects® for Thursday, March 15, 2018

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News & Announcements

  • MIPS Reporting Deadlines Approaching
  • EHR Incentive Program: Hospital Attestation Deadline Changed to March 16
  • Hospice Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by March 30
  • IRF and LTCH Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by April 5
  • Medicare Pharmaceutical and Technology Ombudsman
  • Updated QRDA III Implementation Guide with Advancing Care Information Identifier
  • Hospice QRP Timeliness Compliance Threshold Report: Footnote Update
  • Influenza Activity Continues: Are Your Patients Protected?

Provider Compliance

  • Provider Compliance Tips for Hospital Beds and Accessories

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Integrated OCE Files for April 2018

Upcoming Events

  • New Medicare Card Project Special Open Door Forum — March 20
  • Dementia Care: Person-Centered Care Planning and Practice Recommendations Call — March 20
  • E/M Services: Documentation Guidelines and Burden Reduction Listening Session — March 21
  • Interdisciplinary Team Building, Management, and Communication Webinar — March 21
  • Hospice Quality Reporting Program Webinar — March 27
  • IMPACT Act and Improving Care Coordination Special Open Door Forum — March 28
  • Managing Transitions with Adults with Disabilities Webinar — March 28
  • Building Partnerships: Health Plans and Community-based Organizations Webinar — April 4

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging: HCPCS Modifier QQ MLN Matters Article — New
  • April 2018 I/OCE Specifications Version 19.1 MLN Matters Article — New
  • April 2018 Update of the Hospital OPPS MLN Matters Article — New
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Enteral Nutrition Fact Sheet — New
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Walkers Fact Sheet — New
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Home Health Services Fact Sheet — New
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Respiratory Assistive Devices Fact Sheet— New
  • ICD-10 and Other Coding Revisions to NCDs MLN Matters Article — Revised
  • Diagnosis Code Update for Add-on Payments for Blood Clotting Factor Administered to Hemophilia Inpatients MLN Matters Article — Revised
  • Supervised Exercise Therapy for Symptomatic PAD MLN Matters Article — Revised
  • Quarterly HCPCS Drug/Biological Code Changes MLN Matters Article — Revised
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Laboratory Tests: Other Fact Sheet – Revised
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Ordering Hospital Outpatient Services Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Skilled Nursing Facility Services Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Enteral Nutrition Therapy Pumps Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Provider Compliance Tips for IRF Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Beneficiaries in Custody under a Penal Authority Fact Sheet—Revised
  • Medicare Ambulance Transports Booklet — Revised
  • Medicare Provider-Supplier Enrollment National Educational Products Listing — Revised
  • Global Surgery Booklet — Reminder

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