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May 2018, Issue 2018-05

In This Issue

National Government Services – Articles for Part A and Part B Providers
Retired and Revised LCDs and Articles: April–May 2018
CMS Articles for Part A and Part B Providers CR/MM/SE #
Proper Coding for Specimen Validity Testing Billed in Combination with Drug Testing SE18001
Quarterly Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Drug/Biological Code Changes – July 2018 Update MM10624
Change in Type of Service for Current Procedural Terminology Code 77067 MM10607
New Waived Tests MM10586
Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage MM10567
Processing Instructions to Update the Identification Code Qualifier Being Used in the NM108 Data Element at the 2100 Loop, NM1- Patient Name Segment in the 835 Guide MM10565
Ambulance Transportation for a SNF Resident in a Stay Not Covered by Part A – Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 10, and Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 15 MM10550
Increased Ambulance Payment Reduction for Non-Emergency Basic Life Support Transports to and from Renal Dialysis Facilities MM10549
Claims Processing Actions to Implement Certain Provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 MM10531 Revised
New Physician Specialty Code for Medical Genetics and Genomics MM10457
Modifications to the Implementation of the Paperwork (PWK) Segment of the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) System MM10397 Revised
Supervised Exercise Therapy for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease MM10295 Revised
CMS Articles for Part A Providers CR/MM/SE #
Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program Updated SE18003
Medicare Fee-for-Service Response to the 2017 Southern California Wildfires SE17037 Revised
Medicare Fee-for-Service Response to the 2017 California Wildfires SE17035 Revised
Revisions to the Telehealth Billing Requirements for Distant Site Services MM10583
Institutional Billing for No Cost Items MM10521
CMS Articles for Part B Providers CR/MM/SE #
Quarterly Update to the National Correct Coding Initiative Procedure-to-Procedure Edits, Version 24.2 Effective July 1, 2018 SE10593
CMS MLN Connects® Weekly Provider eNews
MLN Connects® Provider e-News for Thursday, April 26, 2018
CMS Proposes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden
MLN Connects® Provider e-News for Thursday, April 19, 2018
MLN Connects® Provider e-News for Thursday, April 12, 2018
MLN Connects® Provider e-News for Thursday, April 5, 2018

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