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January 21, 2021

MLN Connects® for Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Give Flu Shots through January & Beyond


  • Hospital IPPS: FAQs on Market-Based MS-DRG Relative Weights
  • MLN Web-Based Training: Complete Training & Save Certificates by January 31
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy: Comparative Billing Report in January
  • 2020 MIPS Extreme & Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application: Deadline February 1
  • Give Flu Shots through January & Beyond


  • SNF 3-Day Rule: Bill Correctly


  • COVID-19 Listening Sessions with CMS Office of Minority Health — January 22, 26, & 28
  • Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum — January 27

Claims, Pricers, & Codes

  • ESRD Facilities: Machine Reported Dialysis Treatment Time on the 072X Bill Type
  • Therapy Claims: Reprocessing Dates of Service from January 1 through February 15
  • Home Health RAP Workaround

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Implementation of Changes in the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Payment for Dialysis Furnished for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in ESRD Facilities for Calendar Year (CY) 2021 — Revised


  • Quality Reporting Programs: From Data Elements to Quality Measures Web-Based Training
  • Section M: Assessment and Coding of Pressure Ulcers & Injuries Web-Based Training
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