MLN Connects® for Thursday, November 21, 2019
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November 21, 2019

MLN Connects® for Thursday, November 21, 2019

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MLN Connects – Hospital Price Transparency: Register for Dec 3 Call


  • Promoting Interoperability Programs: Updated list of eCQMs
  • MIPS Improvement Activities Technical Expert Panel: Nominations due November 29
  • DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Surveys: Comment by December 20
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Become a Medicare Enrolled Supplier
  • Modernizing CMS: Organizational Changes Announced


  • Improper Payment for Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Planning Services

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Valid Claims


  • Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule Call – December 3
  • Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum Webinar – December 4
  • Ground Ambulance Organizations: Data Collection System Call – December 5

MLN Matters® Articles

  • 2020 Annual Update to the Therapy Code List
  • 2020 Annual Update of Per-Beneficiary Threshold Amounts
  • Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rate Update for Calendar Year (CY) 2020
  • Home Health (HH) Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) – Revised and Additional Manual Instructions
  • Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) Update to Status Indicators
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan – Allow Tracer Codes Q9982 and Q9983 in the Fiscal Intermediary Shared System (FISS)
  • Update to Rural Health Clinic (RHC) All Inclusive Rate (AIR) Payment Limit for Calendar Year (CY) 2020


  • Medical Privacy of Protected Health Information – Revised
  • Remittance Advice Resources and FAQs – Revised


  • Part A Cost Report Webcast: Audio Recording and Transcript
  • Improving Health Care Quality for LGBTQ People Web-Based Training Course – Updated

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