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March 2018, Issue 2018-03

In This Issue

National Government Services – Articles for Part A and Part B Providers
Revised and Retired LCDs and Articles: March 2018
CMS Articles for Part A and Part B Providers CR/MM/SE #
Overview of the Repetitive Scheduled Non-emergent Ambulance Prior Authorization Model SE1514 Revised
Remittance Advice Remark Code, Claims Adjustment Reason Code, Medicare Remit Easy Print and PC Print Update MM10489
Update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database - April 2018 Update MM10488
Diagnosis Code Update for Add-on Payments for Blood Clotting Factor Administered to Hemophilia Inpatients MM10474
ICD-10 and Other Coding Revisions to National Coverage Determinations MM10473
Quarterly Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Drug/Biological Code Changes - April 2018 Update MM10454
Quarterly Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment MM10445
Reinstating the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Indicator in the Medicare Fee-For-Service Claims Processing System from CR9911 MM10433
E/M Service Documentation Provided By Students (Manual Update) MM10412
Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Codes April 2018 Code Set Update MM10402
Modifications to the Implementation of the Paperwork Segment of the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) System MM10397
Supervised Exercise Therapy for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease MM10295
CMS Articles for Part A Providers CR/MM/SE #
Update to the Federally Qualified Health Center Prospective Payment System for Calendar Year 2018 - Recurring File Update MM10480 Revised
Replacement of Mammography HCPCS Codes, Waiver of Coinsurance and Deductible for Preventive and Other Services, and Addition of Anesthesia and Prolonged Preventive Services MM10181 Revised
CMS Articles for Part B Providers CR/MM/SE #
Quarterly Update to the National Correct Coding Initiative Procedure-to-Procedure Edits, Version 24.1, Effective April 1, 2018 MM10472
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Codes Subject to and Excluded from Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Edits MM10446 Revised
New “K” Code for Therapeutic Shoe Inserts MM10181 Revised
Form CMS-855O Processing Guide MM10355
CMS MLN Connects® Weekly Provider eNews
MLN Connects® Provider e-News for February 22, 2018
MLN Connects® Provider e-News for February 15, 2018
MLN Connects® Provider e-News for February 8, 2018
MLN Connects® Provider e-News for February 1, 2018

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  • Regulations and major policies under development during the quarter
  • Regulations and major policies completed or cancelled
  • New or revised manual instructions

Article Key: CR = Change Request; MM = Medicare Learning Network Matters article; SE = Medicare Learning Network Matters Special Edition article

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