Nursing Homes & COVID: Five Things to Know, Additional Resources, Training

MLN Connects® for Thursday, July 16, 2020

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* CMS Directs Additional Resources to Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Hotspot Areas
* Five Things About Nursing Homes During COVID-19
* PEPPER for Short-term Acute Care Hospitals
* Lower Extremity Joint Replacement: Comparative Billing Report


* Nursing Home Training Series Webcasts: New Topic for July 16
* COVID-19: Lessons from the Front Lines Call — July 17

MLN Matters® Articles

* Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage Determination (NCD) Edit Software for October 2020
* Influenza Vaccine Payment Allowances - Annual Update for 2020-2021 Season
* Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Pricer Update FY 2021
* October 2020 Quarterly Average Sales Price (ASP) Medicare Part B Drug Pricing Files and Revisions to Prior Quarterly Pricing Files
* Quarterly Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Drug/Biological Code Changes - July 2020 Update
* July 2020 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System — Revised
* July 2020 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) — Revised
* Quarterly Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment — Revised
* Claim Status Category Codes and Claim Status Codes Update — Rescinded

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