MLN Connects for Thursday July 30, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries – Updated Data

MLN Connects® for Thursday, July 30, 2020

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* CMS Updates Data on COVID-19 Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries
* Short-Term Acute Care Hospitals: Submit Occupational Mix Surveys by September 3
* PEPPERs for SNFs, Hospices, IRFs, IPFs, CAHs, and LTCHs
* Hospice Quality Reporting Program: HART v1.6.0
* Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Become a Medicare Enrolled Supplier

Claims, Pricers & Codes

* COVID-19: Laboratory Claims Requiring the NPI of the Ordering/Referring Professional — Update
* Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: Valid Claims


* National CMS/CDC Nursing Home COVID-19 Training Series Webcast — July 30

MLN Matters® Articles

* Addition of the QW Modifier to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code 87426
* Overview of the Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Prior Authorization Model — Revised
* Modify Edits in the Fee for Service (FFS) System when a Beneficiary has a Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan — Revised


* Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter, Volume 10, Issue 4
* Home Health, IRF, LTCH, and SNF Quality Reporting Programs: COVID-19 PHE