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MLN Connects® for Thursday, May 9, 2019


  • DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Registration and Bid Window for Round 2021
  • Comprehensive Strategy to Foster Innovation for Transformative Medical Technologies
  • Recovery Audits: Improvements to Protect Taxpayer Dollars and Put Patients over Paperwork
  • New Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies: Myths and Facts
  • Open Payments: Review and Dispute Data by May 15
  • SNF Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by May 30
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program: Submit Notice of Intent to Apply Beginning June 11
  • Promoting Interoperability Programs: Submit Comments on Proposed Changes by June 24
  • Part D Prescriber PUF and Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tools Updated with 2017 Data
  • Quality Payment Program Look Up Tool: Secure Access for APM Entities
  • National Women’s Health Week Kicks Off on Mother’s Day


  • Laboratory Blood Counts: Provider Compliance Tips


  • DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Round 2021 Webcast Series
  • Medicare Documentation Requirement Lookup Service Special Open Door Forum — May 14

MLN Matters® Articles

  • AMCC Lab Panel Claims Payment System Logic
  • E/M Services of Teaching Physicians: Documentation
  • FISS: Updates for Pricing Drugs Depending on Provider Type
  • HH Patient-Driven Groupings Model Additional Manual Instructions
  • IPPS-Excluded Hospitals: System Changes
  • Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database File Record Layout
  • Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Quarterly Update
  • Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database: Quarterly Update
  • Typhoon Yutu and Medicare Disaster Related Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Claims — Revised
  • Implementation of the SNF Patient Driven Payment Model — Revised


  • MLN Catalog May 2019 Edition
  • Medicare Documentation Job Aid for Doctors of Chiropractic
  • Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System— Revised
  • Provider Compliance Tips for Nebulizers and Related Drugs — Revised
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Services— Revised
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Expanded Model — Reminder


  • Medicare Billing: Form CMS-1500 and the 837 Professional Web-Based Training Course — Revised

Posted 5/9/2019

Last Modified: 5/9/19
MLN Connects® for Thursday, May 9, 2019
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