MLN Connects for Thursday, December 10, 2020

Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines: Protect Your Patients

MLN Connects® for Thursday, December 10, 2020

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* Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines: Protect Your Patients
* VBID Model: Hospice Benefit Component
* Open Payments: Review and Dispute Data by December 31
* Hospital Price Transparency: Requirements Effective January 1
* Annual Participation Enrollment Period Extended to January 31
* 2020 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application: Deadline February 1
* COVID-19: Hospital Operations Toolkit


* Telehealth Services: Bill Correctly

Claims, Pricers & Codes

* ICD-10 MS-DRG Grouper V38.1 & 2021 ICD-10-PCS Code Files
* Average Sales Price Files: January 2021


* CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management Call — December 10 & January 7

MLN Matters® Articles

* Update to Rural Health Clinic (RHC) All Inclusive Rate (AIR) Payment Limit for Calendar Year (CY) 2021
* Update to the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Calendar Year (CY) 2021 - Recurring File Update
* New & Expanded Flexibilities for RHCs & FQHCs during the COVID-19 PHE — Revised
* Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage Determination (NCD) Edit Software for October 2020 — Revised
* 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) 2021 — Revised


* Medicare Provider Enrollment — Revised
* Provider Compliance Tips — Revised

Last Updated: 12/10/2020