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MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 25, 2024 (UPDATE)

Editor's Note:

CMS updated a message because we delayed the effective date that physicians who certify hospice services must enroll in or opt-out of Medicare until 6/3/2024. You may have to refresh the webpage to see the updated content.


  • Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting Final Rule
  • CMS Roundup (Apr 19, 2024)
  • Hospice: Certifying Physicians Must Enroll in or Opt-Out of Medicare: Delayed until June 3
  • Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Program: Reduced Sample Size Starting with Reporting Year 2025
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program: FY 2026 Early Look Performance Score Report


  • Opioid Treatment Program: Bill Correctly for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Services

Claims, Pricers, & Codes

  • Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System: Correcting Errors to Codes 0621T, J7353, & C9167

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Medicare Claims Processing Manual Update: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
  • National Coverage Determination 20.7: Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty
  • DMEPOS Fee Schedule: April 2024 Quarterly Update — Revised

From Our Federal Partners

  • Adverse Effects Linked to Counterfeit or Mishandled Botulinum Toxin Injections

Revised 4/25/2024