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MLN Connects® Newsletter for Thursday, May 12, 2022

Biosimilars Curriculum: Resources for Teaching Your Students


  • Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Documentation Center Moved on April 13
  • Physicians, Teaching Hospitals, Physician Assistants, & Advanced Practice Nurses: Open Payments Review & Dispute Ends May 15
  • Ambulance Prior Authorization Model Expands June 1
  • Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule 2023 Preliminary Gapfill Rates: Submit Comments by July 11
  • Medicare Cards Without Full Names
  • CMS Releases Chronic Pain Experience Journey Map
  • Biosimilars Curriculum: Resources for Teaching Your Students
  • Women’s Health: Talk to Your Patients About Preventive Services


  • Home Health Low Utilization Payment Adjustment Threshold: Bill Correctly


  • HCPCS Public Meeting — June 7–10

MLN Matters® Articles

  • Calendar Year 2023 Modifications/Improvements to Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model – Implementation
  • Changes to Beneficiary Coinsurance for Additional Procedures Furnished During the Same Clinical Encounter as Certain Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests
  • National Coverage Determination (NCD) 210.14 Reconsideration – Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)
  • Quarterly Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment
  • Quarterly Update to the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (ESRD PPS)
  • Mental Health Visits via Telecommunications for Rural Health Clinics & Federally Qualified Health Centers — Revised

Information for Medicare Patients

  • Affordable Connectivity Program Lowers Cost of Broadband Services for Eligible Households

Posted 5/12/2022