MLN Connects for Thursday, October 15, 2020

COVID-19 Testing: Protecting Integrity

MLN Connects® for Thursday, October 15, 2020

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* CMS Takes Action to Protect Integrity of COVID-19 Testing
* Protect Your Patients: Give Them a Flu Shot


* Medicare Part A Cost Report: New Bulk e-Filing Feature Webcast — October 29

MLN Matters® Articles

* New Waived Tests
* January 2021 Quarterly Average Sales Price (ASP) Medicare Part B Drug Pricing Files and Revisions to Prior Quarterly Pricing Files
* October 2020 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE) Specifications Version 21.3 — Revised
* Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index, and Hospice Pricer for FY 2021 — Revised


* Provider Compliance Tips for Glucose Monitors and Diabetic Accessories/Supplies — Revised


* Coverage of an Annual Wellness Visit Video

Information for Medicare Patients

* Medicare Health and Drug Plans Receive Star Ratings