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Posting Date: 02/22/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: February 22, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: February 22, 2024 News CMS Issues Additional Guidance on Program to Allow People with Medicare to Pay Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs in Monthly Payments Compliance Med...

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Posting Date: 02/21/2024
Common Working File (CWF) Host Dark Days for April 2024 Release

Common Working File (CWF) Host Dark Days for April 2024 Release For the upcoming April 2024 Release: For Production, CWF will be observing the Gray Day on Thursday, 3/28/2024 and Dark Days starting Fr...

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Posting Date: 02/20/2024
Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking Help your Patients Kick the Habit! Smoking leads to multiple diseases and potentially death, but this is preventable – anyone at any age can benefit from quitting s...

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Posting Date: 02/16/2024
[REVISED] Provisional Period of Enhanced Oversight for New Hospices

[REVISED] Provisional Period of Enhanced Oversight for New Hospices In an effort to reduce hospice fraud, waste and abuse, CMS is placing newly enrolling hospices located in Arizona, California, Nevad...

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Posting Date: 02/15/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: February 15, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: February 15, 2024 News CMS Roundup (Feb 9, 2024) Marriage and Family Therapists & Mental Health Counselors: New Specialty Codes for Medicare Medicare Physician Fee Schedule D...

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Posting Date: 02/14/2024
National Government Services Will Be Open On President's Day

National Government Services Will Be Open On President's Day National Government Services will be open on President's Day, Monday, 2/19/2024. The PCC will be open and available to take your calls. Pos...

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Posting Date: 02/08/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: February 8, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: February 8, 2024 News Medicare Shared Savings Program: Application Deadlines for a January 1, 2025, Start Date New Dental Specialty Codes for Medicare Hospices & Skilled Nurs...

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Posting Date: 02/08/2024
National Government Services Proposed LCDs for Comment

National Government Services Proposed LCDs for Comment The proposed LCDs listed below are being presented for comment for the Jurisdiction 6 and Jurisdiction K MACs. The formal comment period extends ...

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Posting Date: 02/08/2024
Reminder: Jurisdiction 6 and Jurisdiction K Providers Using Medicare Part B MSP Overpayment Request Form for Non-MSP

Reminder: Jurisdiction 6 and Jurisdiction K Providers Using Medicare Part B MSP Overpayment Request Form for Non-MSP Use the Medicare Part B MSP Overpayment Request Form for the following situations, ...

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Posting Date: 02/05/2024
Correct Coding of Molecular Testing Panels (Revised)

Correct Coding of Molecular Testing Panels (Revised) The submission of claims using individual gene CPT codes, when gene panels are ordered, is considered incorrect coding. Correct coding requires tha...

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Posting Date: 02/01/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: February 1, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: February 1, 2024 News Participation Continues to Grow in CMS' Accountable Care Organization Initiatives in 2024 CMS Roundup (Jan 26, 2024) Claims, Pricers, & Codes HCPCS Appl...

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Posting Date: 01/30/2024
2023 Calendar Year 1099 Form Information

2023 Calendar Year 1099 Form Information National Government Services will mail all 1099 Forms for Calendar Year 2023 by 1/31/2024 Medicare providers and beneficiaries, who are serviced by NGS regardl...

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Posting Date: 01/30/2024
2024 Telehealth Billing – Item 32 Address Completion Clarification

2024 Telehealth Billing – Item 32 Address Completion Clarification National Government Services is providing this article for clarification on the billing of telehealth services; specifically, the ...

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Posting Date: 01/29/2024
KX Modifier on Outpatient Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology Claims CY 2024

KX Modifier on Outpatient Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology Claims Calendar Year 2024 KX Modifier Threshold The BBA of 2018 repealed application of the Medicare outpa...

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Posting Date: 01/26/2024
Fiscal Intermediary Standard System Direct Data Entry Screen Changes – January 2024

Fiscal Intermediary Standard System Direct Data Entry Screen Changes – January 2024 The January 2024 quarterly system release was implemented on 1/2/2024 with two minor changes to certain DDE screens....

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Posting Date: 01/26/2024
A/B DME MAC Collaborative Webinar: General Documentation Requirements

A/B DME MAC Collaborative Webinar: General Documentation Requirements Physicians/Practitioners! Are you ordering durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies for your patients? This ...

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Posting Date: 01/25/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: January 25, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: January 25, 2024 News CMS Announces New Actions to Help Hospitals Meet Obligations under EMTALA CMS Announces New Model to Advance Integration in Behavioral Health Doctor & C...

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Posting Date: 01/24/2024
Medicare Participating Physicians Directory

Medicare Participating Physicians Directory The 2024 MEDPARD is now available. It includes all Part B providers in Jurisdiction 6 and Jurisdiction K who have agreed to accept assignment on all Medicar...

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Posting Date: 01/24/2024
LCD and Billing and Coding Article Updates January/February 2024

LCD and Billing and Coding Article Updates January/February 2024 Billing and Coding: Off-Label Use of Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) (A59105) A list of labeled and compendia approved diagnoses hav...

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Posting Date: 01/23/2024
Credit Balance Report Reminder: Due Date Approaching

Credit Balance Report Reminder: Due Date Approaching For the quarter ending 12/31/2023, CBRs can be submitted starting 1/1/2024 and must be submitted within 30 days to be considered timely. The easies...

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