MLN Connects for Thursday, November 18, 2021

COVID-19: Changes to Nursing Home Visitation & Survey Activities

MLN Connects newsletter for Thursday, November 18, 2021



* CMS Repeals MCIT/R&N Rule; Will Consider Other Coverage Pathways to Enhance Access to Innovative Medical Devices

* Changes to Nursing Home Visitation COVID-19 (Revised) & COVID-19 Survey Activities

* Annual Medicare Participation Open Enrollment Period

* It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate

* Post-Acute Care QRP: Job Aids & Pocket Guides

* Quality Payment Program: 2020 Doctors & Clinicians Preview Period Open Until December 14

* Lung Cancer Awareness: Help Your Patients Reduce Their Risk

Claims, Pricers, & Codes

* Upcoming Quarterly Update to Home Health Grouper


* Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System: Q&A Session — December 14

MLN Matters® Articles

* 2022 Annual Update of Per-Beneficiary Threshold Amounts

* Low Utilization Payment Adjustment (LUPA) Add-on Amounts for Home Health (HH) Occupational Therapy Visits

Information for Medicare Patients

* CMS Announces 2022 Medicare Part B Premiums

Last Updated: 11/18/2021