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May 20, 2021

MLN Connects Newsletter for Thursday, May 27, 2021

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Critical Care E/M Services: Comparative Billing Report


  • Critical Care Evaluation & Management Services: Comparative Billing Report in May
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program: Submit Notice of Intent to Apply Beginning June 1
  • Submit Medicare GME Affiliation Agreements during COVID-19 PHE by January 1


  • Home Health LUPA Threshold: Bill Correctly


  • Hospice Quality Reporting Program: Composite Quality Measure Webinar – June 2

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Addition of the Shared System CWF to the Business Requirements for the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes U0002QW and 87635QW Mentioned in Change Request 11765
  • International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) and Other Coding Revisions to National Coverage Determination (NCDs) – July 2021
  • Quarterly Update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) – July 2021 Update
  • Remittance Advice Remark Code (RARC), Claims Adjustment Reason Code (CARC), Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP) and PC Print Update


  • Collaborative Patient Care is a Provider Partnership – Revised
  • Complying with Medicare Signature Requirements – Revised
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention & Diabetes Self-Management Training – Revised
  • Medicare Mental Health – Revised
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