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September 23, 2021

MLN Connects newsletter for Thursday, September 23, 2021

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COVID-19: Compare Nursing Homes by Vaccination Rate


  • CMS Launches New Feature to Compare Nursing Homes by Vaccination Rate
  • Drugs of Abuse Testing: Comparative Billing Report in September
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Talk to your Patients about Screening


  • DMEPOS Items: Ordering or Referring Practitioner Requirements

Claims, Pricers, & Codes

  • ESRD Facilities: Bill Correctly for Cinacalcet Oral Drug

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Claims Processing Instructions for National Coverage Determination 20.33 – Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair (TEER) for Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • National Coverage Determination (NCD) 270.3 Blood-Derived Products for Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds
  • October 2021 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System
  • Medicare Clarifies Recognition of Interstate License Compact Pathways — Revised


  • Medicare Vision Services — Revised
  • Power Mobility Devices — Revised
  • Transitional Care Management Services — Revised
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