MLN Connects® for Thursday, October 25, 2018
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October 25, 2018

MLN Connects® for Thursday, October 25, 2018

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News & Announcements

  • New Medicare Card: Handouts and Videos for Patients
  • DME: Formal Telephone Discussion Demonstration Expansion
  • Emergency Preparedness: Hospital-based Incident Command System, Earthquakes, Medical Surge

Provider Compliance

  • Coding for Specimen Validity Testing Billed in Combination with Urine Drug Testing — Reminder

Upcoming Events

  • Physician Compare: Preview Period and Public Reporting Webcast — October 30
  • Meeting the Needs of Dually Eligible Older Adults with Schizophrenia Webinar — November 6
  • IRF Payment and Coverage Policies: FY 2019 Final Rule Call — November 15

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • Order Requirements When Prescribing Practitioner is DMEPOS Supplier MLN Matters Article — New
  • Updating CY 2019 MDPP Payment Rates MLN Matters Article — New
  • Quality Payment Program 2018 MIPS Cost Performance Category Web-Based Training Course — New
  • Quality Payment Program 2018 MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category Web-Based Training Course — Revised
  • Quality Payment Program 2018 MIPS APMs Web-Based Training Course — Revised
  • Quality Payment Program 2018 Advanced APMs Web-Based Training Course — Revised
  • Items and Services Not Covered under Medicare Booklet — Revised

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