MLN Connects for Thursday, October 1, 2020

Hospital Price Transparency: Requirements Effective January 1

MLN Connects® for Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Editor’s Note:

This edition includes a new section, Information for Your Medicare Patients, which mirrors information your patients get from Medicare. We’ll include occasional messages to help you answer questions from your patients.

News

* Hospital Price Transparency: Requirements Effective January 1
* IRF Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by October 26
* LTCH Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by October 26
* Therapeutic Injections and Infusions: Comparative Billing Report
* SNF Healthcare-Associated Infections Confidential Dry Run Report
* COVID-19: Optimizing Health Care PPE and Supplies
* Hospice Quality Reporting Program News
* October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MLN Matters® Articles

* Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) PPS Changes
* Quarterly Update to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Procedure-to-Procedure (PTP) Edits, Version 27.0, Effective January 1, 2021
* Change to the Payment of Allogeneic Stem Cell Acquisition Services — Revised
* New Physician Specialty Code for Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS) and Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and a New Supplier Specialty Code for Home Infusion Therapy Services — Revised
* October 2020 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System — Revised
* October 2020 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) — Revised
Penalty for Delayed Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) Submission -- Implementation — Revised
* Quarterly Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment — Revised

Multimedia

* ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting Materials
* SNF Consolidated Billing Web-Based Training Course — Revised

Information for Medicare Patients

* Making Insulin More Affordable for Medicare Patients Beginning January 1