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December 2, 2021

MLN Connects newsletter for Thursday, December 2, 2021

National Influenza Vaccination Week


  • National Influenza Vaccination Week
  • Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: CY 2022 Final Payment Determinations
  • Skilled Nursing Care & Skilled Therapy Services to Maintain Function or Prevent or Slow Decline: Reminder
  • Ambulance Prior Authorization Model Expands February 1

Claims, Pricers, & Codes

  • Hospital Inpatient EHR Reductions
  • ICD-10: New Diagnosis & Procedure Codes Effective April 1, 2022

MLN Matters® Articles

  • 2022 Annual Update to the Therapy Code List
  • Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rate Update for Calendar Year (CY) 2022
  • 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) 2022
  • Remittance Advice Remark Code (RARC), Claims Adjustment Reason Code (CARC), Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP) and PC Print Update


  • Ordering External Breast Prostheses & Supplies — Revised
  • Checking Medicare Eligibility — Revised
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