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Posting Date: 04/04/2023
NGS-ACE Edits for Ophthalmology

NGS-ACE Edits for Ophthalmology We continue working on enhancing NGS-ACE for providers in Jurisdiction 6 (Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) by adding additional edits and resources. The following NG...

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Posting Date: 04/04/2023
NGS-ACE Edits for Ophthalmology

NGS-ACE Edits for Ophthalmology We continue working on enhancing NGS-ACE for providers in Jurisdiction 6 (Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) by adding additional edits and resources. The following NG...

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Posting Date: 03/31/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 30, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 30, 2023 News COVID-19: Booster Dose for Children 6 months – 4 years Identity & Access Management System: Easier for Surrogates Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance...

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Posting Date: 03/31/2023
CR12669 - Instructions Relating to the Evaluation of Section 1115 Waiver Days in the Calculation of Disproportionate Share Hospital Reimbursement

CR12669 - Instructions Relating to the Evaluation of Section 1115 Waiver Days in the Calculation of Disproportionate Share Hospital Reimbursement

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Posting Date: 03/31/2023
CR13122 - Implementation of Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2023, Section 4143: Waiver of Cap on Annual Payments for Nursing and Allied Health Education Payments

CR13122 - Implementation of Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2023, Section 4143: Waiver of Cap on Annual Payments for Nursing and Allied Health Education Payments

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Posting Date: 03/31/2023
EDI Enrollment Spotlights Top Rejections

EDI Enrollment Spotlights Top Rejections Part A, Part B and DDE Periodically, EDI enrollment will publish articles to help eliminate the number of EDI applications that are denied. This month we are ...

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Posting Date: 03/30/2023
Change in Pricing for Electroencephalogram Long-Term Monitoring Effective 4/1/2023

Change in Pricing for Electroencephalogram Long-Term Monitoring Effective 4/1/2023 After reviewing Medicare claims data for EEG continuous recording (CPT codes 95700 through 95718) as well as seeking ...

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Posting Date: 03/29/2023
LCD, Billing and Coding Article Updates for March and April 2023

LCD, Billing and Coding Article Updates for March and April 2023 Pain Management (L33622) Effective 3/19/2023 The LCD has been revised to remove all references to sacroiliac joint injections. Please r...

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Posting Date: 03/27/2023
Changes in G2066 Pricing Effective April 1, 2023

Changes in G2066 Pricing Effective April 1, 2023 After reviewing Medicare claims data for G2066 (Interrogation device evaluation(s), (remote) up to 30 days; implantable cardiovascular physiologic moni...

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Posting Date: 03/23/2023
DDE Logon ID and Password Reminders

DDE Logon ID and Password Reminders CMS’ information security policy strictly prohibits the sharing or loaning of Medicare assigned IDs and passwords. Users should take appropriate measures to prevent...

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Posting Date: 03/23/2023
Knee Orthosis: A/B and DME Collaborative Presentation

Knee Orthosis: A/B and DME Collaborative Presentation View the A/B and DME Knee Orthosis YouTube video for information on knee orthosis. Posted 3/23/2023

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Posting Date: 03/23/2023
Resolved: Home Health Claims Editing for Reason Codes U5210/U5220

Resolved: Home Health Claims Editing for Reason Codes U5210/U5220 Some home health NOAs and claims were incorrectly hitting reason codes U5210 and U5220. These reason codes state there is no Medicare ...

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Posting Date: 03/23/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 23, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 23, 2023 News Additional Residency Positions: Apply by March 31 Laboratory Testing Urinalysis: Comparative Billing Report in March Long-Term Care Hospital Provider Prev...

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Posting Date: 03/22/2023
Appealing a Denied Claim

Appealing a Denied Claim At times, providers submit a claim that ends up being denied; the denial may include appeal rights. Providers can appeal all of their overpayment claims on one request for red...

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Posting Date: 03/22/2023
Hierarchy of Medicare Regulations

Hierarchy of Medicare Regulations Have you wondered how Medicare determines what is covered? Below you will find the hierarchy of how Medicare regulations are created. Social Security Act Title XVIII ...

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Posting Date: 03/16/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 16, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 16, 2023 News HHS Releases Initial Guidance for Historic Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program for Price Applicability Year 2026 Quality Payment Program: 2021 Care Co...

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Posting Date: 03/15/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 15, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 15, 2023 News Inflation Reduction Act Tamps Down on Prescription Drug Price Increases Above Inflation Posted 3/15/2023

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Posting Date: 03/14/2023
Provider Enrollment: Verify Bank Account Information to Prevent Interruption in Medicare Payment

Provider Enrollment: Verify Bank Account Information to Prevent Interruption in Medicare Payment National Government Services receives numerous electronic funds transfer banking rejections each year d...

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Posting Date: 03/14/2023
Sacroiliac Joint Injections and Procedures Frequently Asked Questions

Sacroiliac Joint Injections and Procedures Frequently Asked Questions We’ve added frequently asked questions related to New Local Coverage Determination for Sacroiliac Joint Injections and Procedures...

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Posting Date: 03/14/2023
Provider Enrollment: Verify Bank Account Information to Prevent Interruption in Medicare Payment

Provider Enrollment: Verify Bank Account Information to Prevent Interruption in Medicare Payment National Government Services receives numerous electronic funds transfer banking rejections each year d...

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Posting Date: 03/13/2023
2023 Evaluation and Management Services – New Frequently Asked Questions

2023 Evaluation and Management Services – New Frequently Asked Questions Based on recent CMS clarifications for 2023 evaluation and management services, we’ve added new frequently asked questions for ...

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Posting Date: 03/09/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 9, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 9, 2023 News Nutrition-Related Health Conditions: Recommend Medicare Preventive Services Compliance Advance Care Planning: Bill Correctly for Services Claims, Pricers a...

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Posting Date: 03/09/2023
Physicians/Practitioners! Are You Ordering Oxygen for Your Patients?

Physicians/Practitioners! Are You Ordering Oxygen for Your Patients? This is your opportunity to hear directly from the Medicare contractors regarding documentation required for coverage criteria to b...

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Posting Date: 03/07/2023
Audiology Services

Audiology Services CMS finalized an exception to the physician order requirement for certain diagnostic testing services to broaden patient access to services furnished by audiologists in the CY 2023 ...

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Posting Date: 03/03/2023
Attention Illinois Medicare Providers: Stepping Into a New Era with Opioids - CDC Best Practices

Attention Illinois Medicare Providers: Stepping Into a New Era with Opioids - CDC Best Practices Presented by Telligen QIN-QIO As part of our continuing work together, National Government Services wou...

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Posting Date: 03/02/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 2, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 2, 2023 News The Future of Medicare Enrollment: Save Time with PECOS's Consolidated Application Voluntary Prior Authorization Process for Certain Power Mobility Device ...

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Posting Date: 02/28/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) New Overview Fact Sheet — Feb 27, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) New Overview Fact Sheet — Feb 27, 2023 News COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) New Overview Fact Sheet Posted 2/28/2023

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