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Posting Date: 03/11/2024
Advance and Accelerated Payment Program Available for Providers Impacted by the Change Healthcare/Optum Payment Disruption

Advance and Accelerated Payment Program Available for Providers Impacted by the Change Healthcare/Optum Payment Disruption Part A and Part B Providers experiencing cash flow problems related to Change...

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Posting Date: 03/07/2024
NGSMedicare.com Scheduled Maintenance: 3/9/2024-3/10/2024

NGSMedicare.com Scheduled Maintenance Due to scheduled maintenance, NGSMedicare.com will be inaccessible beginning Saturday, 3/9/2024 through Sunday, 3/10/2024. We apologize for any inconvenience this...

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Posting Date: 03/07/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 7, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: March 7, 2024 News HHS Statement Regarding the Cyberattack on Change Healthcare Final Guidance to Help People with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Manage Prescription Dru...

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Posting Date: 03/06/2024
Prior Authorization Process for Repetitive Scheduled Nonemergent Ambulance Transport

Prior Authorization Process for Repetitive Scheduled Nonemergent Ambulance Transport CMS implemented the prior authorization program for RSNAT to reduce expenditures while maintaining and/or improving...

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Posting Date: 02/29/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: February 29, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: February 29, 2024 Events ICD-10 Coordination & Maintenance Committee Meeting — March 19–20 MLN Matters® Articles Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging: CY ...

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Posting Date: 02/29/2024
Tobacco Counseling via Telehealth

Tobacco Counseling via Telehealth Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death in the United States. Each year, nearly half a million Americans die prematurely of smok...

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Posting Date: 02/29/2024
You Asked, We Listened: Redesigned Events Page Coming Soon

You Asked, We Listened: Redesigned Events Page Coming Soon We’re always looking for and appreciate feedback from our providers. Your ideas and recommendations help drive improvements to our website. P...

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Posting Date: 02/27/2024
Medicare Preventive Services

Medicare Preventive Services Medicare covers many preventive services to help keep your patients healthy. Preventive services can help find health problems early, when treatment works best, and can he...

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Posting Date: 02/27/2024
LCD and Billing and Coding Article Updates for February/March 2024

LCD and Billing and Coding Article Updates for February/March 2024 Local Coverage Determinations Biomarker Testing for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (L37733) This LCD has been retired and will no longer b...

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Posting Date: 02/27/2024
[REVISED] 2024 Gapfill Request

[REVISED] 2024 Gapfill Request National Government Services, the MAC for JK and J6 is in receipt of the new laboratory test codes identified by the CMS to be gap-fill priced for 2024. The PAMA regulat...

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Posting Date: 02/27/2024
Change Healthcare Security Incident

Change Healthcare Security Incident The CMS and National Government Services are aware that Change Healthcare recently suffered a cyber-attack. Change Healthcare is a clearinghouse vendor that connect...

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Posting Date: 02/26/2024
Prolonged Services Timeline 2024

Prolonged Services Timeline 2024 We’ve updated the Prolonged Services Timetable with 2024 HCPCS and CPT codes, time requirements and date spans. We encourage providers to view this information to ensu...

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Posting Date: 02/26/2024
Medicare Part B Overpayments

Medicare Part B Overpayments We developed the Medicare Part B Overpayments Tip Sheet to provide instructions for reporting various overpayment situations. Topics include responding to a demand letter,...

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Posting Date: 02/22/2024
Evaluation and Management Frequently Asked Questions

Evaluation and Management Frequently Asked Questions We’ve expanded our E/M FAQs for the Complex and Chronic Care – HCPCS code G2211 category to include answers to common questions we’ve received abou...

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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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