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May 20, 2021

MLN Connects Newsletter for Thursday, May 20, 2021

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Mental Health: Medicare Covers Preventive Services


  • Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation: Submit Beta Test Application by June 14
  • Mental Health: Medicare Covers Preventive Services


  • Physician Orders: Provider Minute Video


  • Medicare Shared Savings Program: Establishing a Repayment Mechanism Webcast – May 27
  • LTCH Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full APU Webinar – May 27

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Requirement to Report DMEPOS Licensure, Product, & Service Changes
  • 2021 Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code Jurisdiction List
  • Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Coverage of Costs for Kidney Acquisitions in Maryland Waiver (MW) Hospitals for Medicare Advantage (MA) Beneficiaries
  • October Quarterly Update to 2021 Annual Update of HCPCS Codes Used for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Consolidated Billing (CB) Enforcement
  • Replacing Home Health Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) with a Notice of Admission (NOA) – Manual Instructions
  • Waiver of Coinsurance and Deductible for Hepatitis B Preventive Service Vaccine Code, Section 4104 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (the Affordable Care Act), Removal of Barriers to Preventive Services in Medicare


  • Medical Record Maintenance & Access Requirements
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