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MLN Connects® Newsletter for Thursday, January 13, 2022

COVID-19: Long-term Care, Remdesivir, & Booster Doses



  • COVID-19: Updated Materials for Visiting Nursing Homes During Omicron Surge
  • COVID-19: Vaccine Access in Long-term Care Settings
  • COVID-19: New HCPCS Code for Remdesivir Antiviral Medication – Updated NIH Treatment Guidelines Panel Link
  • COVID-19: Pfizer Booster Doses for Ages 12+ & Immunocompromised Ages 5–11
  • CMS Proposes Medicare Coverage Policy for Monoclonal Antibodies Directed Against Amyloid for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease & National Stakeholder Call
  • Additional Residency Positions: Apply by March 31
  • Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System: Updated Documents
  • DMEPOS Requirement Updates Effective April 13
  • RHC: AIR Payment Limit for CY 2022
  • Non-Medical Factors Can Affect Patient Health


  • DMEPOS Items: Documenting Medical Records

Claims, Pricers, & Codes

  • DMEPOS: Accreditation Claims Edits


  • National Stakeholder Call with the CMS Administrator — January 18


  • Clinical Lab Fee Schedule — Revised

Posted 1/13/2022