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January 16, 2020

MLN Connects® for Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Quality Payment Program: Learn About the MIPS 2020 Performance Period


  • CMS Reduces Psychiatric Hospital Burden with New Survey Process
  • Quality Payment Program: MIPS 2020 Payment Adjustments
  • Quality Payment Program: New MIPS Participation Framework for 2021 Performance Period
  • Part A Providers: Talk to a QIC Adjudicator About Your Appeal
  • Comparative Billing Reports: Access via CBR Portal
  • January is Cervical Health Awareness Month


  • Bill Correctly for Polysomnography Services


  • Listening Sessions on MAC Opportunities to Enhance Provider Experience – January 22 or 29
  • Quality Payment Program: MIPS for 2020 Performance Period Webinar – January 22

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging- Approval of Using the K3 Segment for Institutional Encounters
  • Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the 2020 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Earthquakes
  • January 2020 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE) Specifications Version 21.0
  • Manual Updates Related to Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Home Health Payment Policy Changes, Maintenance Therapy, and Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Revised Information for Laboratories on Collecting and Reporting Data for the Private Payor Rate-Based Payment System – Revised
  • Medicare Part B Home Infusion Therapy Services with the Use of Durable Medical Equipment – Revised
  • Add Dates of Service (DOS) for Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccination (PPV) Health Care Procedure Code System (HCPCS) Codes (90670, 90732), and Remove Next Eligible Dates for PPV HCPCS – Revised
  • CY 2020 Update for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Fee Schedule – Revised
  • Updates to CR 11152 Implementation of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)


  • Provider Compliance Tips for Polysomnography (Sleep Studies) – Revised
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