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MLN Connects® Newsletter for Thursday, June 30, 2022

No Surprises Act: Fact Sheets for Your Patients


  • CMS Issues Significant Updates to Improve the Safety and Quality Care for Long-Term Care Residents & Calls for Reducing Room Crowding
  • COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines for Children as Young as 6 Months — New Codes
  • New Model to Improve Cancer Care for Medicare Patients: Apply by September 30
  • Internet-Only Manual Update to Publication 100-04, Chapter 16, Sections 70.5, 70.8, and 70.9 to Remove References to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Files
  • Provide Ostomy Supplies Promptly


  • Cancelled — CMS National Provider Enrollment Conference in Boston

MLN Matters®Articles

  • Remittance Advice Remark Code (RARC), Claims Adjustment Reason Code (CARC), Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP), and PC Print Update
  • Changes to the Laboratory National Coverage Determination (NCD) Edit Software for October 2022
  • Revisions to Medicare Part B Coverage of Pneumococcal Vaccinations for the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Chapter 15, Section — Revised
  • International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) and Other Coding Revisions to National Coverage Determination (NCDs) — July 2021 — Revised


  • Hospital Price Transparency — Updated Resources
  • Medicare Provider Enrollment — Revised

Information for Medicare Patients

  • No Surprises Act: Fact Sheets for Your Patients

Posted 6/30/2022