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Posting Date: 06/08/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: June 8, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: June 8, 2023 News CMS Announces Resources and Flexibilities to Assist with the Public Health Emergency in the Territory of Guam Due to Recent Typhoon CMS Roundup (June 2, 202...

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Posting Date: 06/02/2023
July 2023 Release "Dark Days" for the Common Working File Hosts

July 2023 Release "Dark Days" for the Common Working File Hosts For the upcoming July 2023 Release: For Production, CWF will be observing the Gray Day on Thursday, 6/29/2023 and Dark Days starting Fri...

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Posting Date: 06/01/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: June 1, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: June 1, 2023 News CMS Announces Plan to Ensure Availability of New Alzheimer’s Drugs COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Final Rule Medicare Secondary Payer Accident-Relat...

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Posting Date: 05/31/2023
Tobacco Counseling via Telehealth

Tobacco Counseling via Telehealth Health equity in telehealth is the opportunity for everyone to receive the health care they need and deserve, regardless of social or economic status. Telehealth help...

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Posting Date: 05/25/2023
MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 25, 2023

MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 25, 2023 News DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program: Temporary Gap Period Starts January 1 CMS Roundup (May 19, 2023) Medicare Providers: Deadlines for Joining an Accountab...

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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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