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December 27, 2021

MLN Connects® for Thursday, December 23, 2021

2019 MLN Connects Holiday Graphic

COVID-19 Vaccine Access in Long-Term Care Settings

Editor's Note: Happy holidays from the MLN Connects team! We'll release the next regular edition on Thursday, January 6, 2022.


  • COVID-19 Vaccine Access in Long-Term Care Settings
  • DMEPOS Final Rule
  • NPPES: Public Reporting of Digital Contact Information
  • VBID Model: Hospice Benefit Component
  • Federally Qualified Health Center CY 2022 PPS
  • RHC: AIR Payment Limit for CY 2022


  • Surgical Dressings: Medicare Requirements

Claims, Pricers, & Codes

  • January 2022 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE) Specifications Version 23.0

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Addition of the QW Modifier to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code 86328
  • January 2022 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
  • Claims Processing Instructions for the New Pneumococcal 15-valent Conjugate Vaccine Code 90671 and Pneumococcal 20-valent Conjugate Vaccine Code 90677 – Revised
  • Intravenous Immune Globulin Demonstration – Revised
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