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Posting Date: 05/25/2023
Billing and Reimbursement for Penile Pressure Cuff

Billing and Reimbursement for Penile Pressure Cuff Effective 6/1/2023, when billing for penile pressure cuff used for the provision of a voiding pressure study, please submit using CPT code 55899 (unl...

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Posting Date: 05/24/2023
Billing and Coding Article Updates for May and June 2023

Billing and Coding Article Updates for May and June 2023 Self-Administered Drug Exclusion List: Medical Policy Article A53021 (JK) and A53022 (J6) The article has been updated to add: Adalimumab-aacf ...

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Posting Date: 05/23/2023
New Fiscal Intermediary Shared System Consistency Edit to Validate Attending Physician National Provider Identifier

New Fiscal Intermediary Shared System Consistency Edit to Validate Attending Physician National Provider Identifier Effective 5/16/2023, CMS implemented a new FISS consistency edit to validate the att...

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Posting Date: 05/23/2023
Accessing the NGS FISS DDE System

Accessing the NGS FISS DDE System As we previously communicated via the May 2023 Dark Days for CMS Data Migration - Rescheduled May 2023 Dark Days for Data Center Migration, the Medicare Part A CMS Da...

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Posting Date: 05/19/2023
Local Coverage Determination Open Meeting Announcement

Local Coverage Determination Open Meeting Announcement Jurisdiction 6/Jurisdiction K Part A/Part B MAC To ensure the development of LCDs occurs through a public and open process, we are soliciting sci...

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Posting Date: 05/18/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 18, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 18, 2023 News COVID-19: Public Health Emergency Ended May 11 End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency FAQs Advancing Health Equity Through The CMS Innovation Center: Firs...

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Posting Date: 05/18/2023
Medical Review: Targeted Probe and Educate Review Topics Updated

Medical Review: Targeted Probe and Educate Review Topics Updated The Medical Review: TPE Review Topics page on our website has been updated. This page lists the topics and CPT codes under review by th...

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Posting Date: 05/11/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 11, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 11, 2023 News CMS Roundup (May 5, 2023) Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System: Report Information Compliance Bill Correctly: Power Mobility Devices Repairs ML...

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Posting Date: 05/11/2023
National Government Services: Raising Awareness About Care Management

National Government Services: Raising Awareness about Care Management According to the Center for Disease Control, six in ten adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease and four in ten adults have two ...

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Posting Date: 05/10/2023
Medicare Part A CMS Data Center Migration – Rescheduled May 2023 Dark Days for Data Center Migration

May 2023 Dark Days for CMS Data Center Migration – Rescheduled May 2023 Dark Days for Data Center Migration As we previously communicated, the Medicare Part A CMS Data Center Migration was postponed. ...

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Posting Date: 05/09/2023
Urgent News: May 2023 Dark Days for Data Center Migration Postponed

Urgent News: May 2023 Dark Days for Data Center Migration Postponed The Medicare Part A CMS Data Center Migration scheduled for 5/12/2023 to 5/15/2023 has been postponed. All systems and IVR will be a...

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Posting Date: 05/08/2023
[URGENT] Part A DDE is Available!

[URGENT] Part A DDE is Available! Part A DDE is available and can be accessed by Part A, HHH and FQHC providers. The issue of providers not being able to sign is due to an unexpected change in the Dat...

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Posting Date: 05/05/2023
Provider Enrollment: Resumed Revalidation Activities

Provider Enrollment: Resumed Revalidation Activities Attention: Provider Enrollment and Credentialing Departments Activities have resumed with revalidation due dates starting with 1/31/2022. Don’t wai...

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Posting Date: 05/05/2023
Proper Taxonomy Code for Ambulatory Surgical Center

Proper Taxonomy Code for Ambulatory Surgical Center National Government Services has been testing new edits to implement into our Advance Communication Engine System Edit Module (NGS-ACE) front end ed...

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Posting Date: 05/05/2023
New versus Established Patients

New versus Established Patients We’ve updated this frequently asked question based on recent clarification from CMS. Please clarify appropriate billing for outpatient/office services when a consulting...

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Posting Date: 05/05/2023
Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment: A/B and DME Collaborative Presentation

Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment: A/B and DME Collaborative Presentation View the A/B and DME Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment YouTube video for information on oxygen. Posted 5/5/2023

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Posting Date: 05/04/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 4, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 4, 2023 News FAQs on CMS Waivers, Flexibilities, and the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Guidance for the Expiration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ...

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Posting Date: 05/04/2023
Provider Enrollment: Resumed Revalidation Activities

Provider Enrollment: Resumed Revalidation Activities Attention: Provider Enrollment and Credentialing Departments Activities have resumed with revalidation due dates starting with 1/31/2022. Don’t wai...

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Posting Date: 04/27/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 27, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 27, 2023 News Hospital Price Transparency Enforcement Updates For the First Time, HHS Is Making Ownership Data for All Medicare-Certified Hospice and Home Health Agenc...

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Posting Date: 04/27/2023
KX Modifier on Outpatient Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology Claims

KX Modifier on Outpatient Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology Claims Reminders Providers report KX modifier on a claim line(s) to confirm the medical records contain sp...

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Posting Date: 04/26/2023
EDI Enrollment Spotlights Packet Completion Times

EDI Enrollment Spotlights Packet Completion Times We ask that you allow seven – ten business days for processing of all requests. All requests are worked in the order in which they are received. Curre...

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Posting Date: 04/26/2023
NGS Cost Report Submission Reminders

NGS Cost Report Submission Reminders We strongly encourage filing of the cost report via the Medicare Cost Report E‐Filing (MCReF) System. If the cost report is submitted via MCReF, it does not need t...

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Posting Date: 04/26/2023
Tobacco Cessation Counseling Doesn’t Have To Be Lengthy or Intimidating

Tobacco Cessation Counseling Doesn’t Have To Be Lengthy or Intimidating Did you know that tobacco cessation counseling is a covered Medicare service? Brief tobacco counseling provides substantial heal...

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Posting Date: 04/24/2023
End of the Public Health Emergency: Over The Counter COVID-19 Test Kits

End of the Public Health Emergency: Over The Counter COVID-19 Test Kits With the end of the PHE on 5/11/ 2023, coverage for COVID-19 testing for Americans will change. Medicare beneficiaries who are e...

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Posting Date: 04/21/2023
New Service Added to the Hospital Outpatient Department Prior Authorization Program - Facet Joint Interventions

New Service Added to the Hospital Outpatient Department Prior Authorization Program - Facet Joint Interventions As a reminder, effective for dates of service rendered on or after 7/1/2023, facet joint...

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Posting Date: 04/21/2023
LCD, Billing and Coding Article Updates for April and May 2023

LCD, Billing and Coding Article Updates for April and May 2023 Billing and Coding Article (A56937): Psychiatry and Psychology Services Removed sentence from article text section - “For psychotherapy s...

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Posting Date: 04/21/2023
Telligen QIN-QIO Hosting Chronic Kidney Disease Topics with National Kidney Foundation

Telligen QIN-QIO Hosting Chronic Kidney Disease Topics with National Kidney Foundation Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 1 in 7 U.S. adults—an estimated 37 million Americans. For American...

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Posting Date: 04/20/2023
Providers Using NGSConnex to Submit Appeals and Supporting Documentation

Providers Using NGSConnex to Submit Appeals and Supporting Documentation We strongly recommend our providers use NGSConnex to submit your redetermination requests and any supporting documentation. Ple...

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Posting Date: 04/20/2023
Medicare University Continuing to Experience Intermittent Issues

Medicare University Continuing to Experience Intermittent Issues We are continuing to experience intermittent outages with Medicare University. You do not need to report these issues with Medicare Uni...

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Posting Date: 04/20/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 20, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 20, 2023 News Billing Medicare Part B for Insulin with New Limits on Patient Monthly Coinsurance Medical Review & Compliance: Respond to Additional Documentation Reque...

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Posting Date: 04/19/2023
Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions are Updated

Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions are Updated We’ve updated our telehealth frequently asked questions to include changes and flexibilities due to the end of the PHE on 5/11/2023. Please view these...

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Posting Date: 04/18/2023
Attention Home Health and Hospice Providers Using NGSConnex to Submit Level One Appeals Redetermination Requests

Attention Home Health and Hospice Providers Using NGSConnex to Submit Level One Appeals Redetermination Requests National Government Services strongly recommends that all providers, including home hea...

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Posting Date: 04/14/2023
CR13105 - Technical Revisions Only to the National Coverage Determination (NCD) Manual

CR13105 - Technical Revisions Only to the National Coverage Determination (NCD) Manual

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