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Posting Date: 07/18/2024
A/B DME MAC Collaborative Webinar: Positive Airway Pressure Devices

A/B DME MAC Collaborative Webinar: Positive Airway Pressure Devices Physicians/Practitioners! Are you Ordering PAP Devices for Your Patients? This is your opportunity to hear directly from the Medicar...

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Posting Date: 07/18/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: July 18, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: July 18, 2024 News Final Part Two Guidance to Help People with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Manage Prescription Drug Costs Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection Sy...

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Posting Date: 07/18/2024
“Payer Only” Codes Submitted on Part A Medicare Claims

“Payer Only” Codes Submitted on Part A Medicare Claims This article is to inform Part A providers of an editing change impacting claims submitted with “payer only” codes. As of 7/3/2024, new edits cau...

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Posting Date: 07/17/2024
Top Claim Errors Reviewed and Updated

Top Claim Errors Reviewed and Updated Using data analysis we update the Top Claim Errors on a quarterly basis and provide: the error reason code; a description of the error; the error type; details th...

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Posting Date: 07/16/2024
Hospice Quality Reporting Letters

Hospice Quality Reporting Letters CMS notified MACs of hospice providers that either chose not to participate in the Hospice QRP or failed to meet the Hospice QRP reporting requirements for the data c...

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Posting Date: 07/11/2024
Part B Top Claim Errors Updated

Part B Top Claim Errors Updated Using data analysis we update the Top Claim Errors on a quarterly basis and provide: the error reason code; a description of the error; the error type; details that inc...

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Posting Date: 07/11/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: July 11, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: July 11, 2024 Proposed Rules Physician Fee Schedule CY 2025 Proposed Rule Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System & Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System CY 2025 P...

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Posting Date: 07/03/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: July 3, 2024

MLN Connects Newsletter: July 3, 2024 News ESRD Prospective Payment System CY 2025 Proposed Rule — Submit Comments by August 26 CMS Roundup (June 28, 2024) Improve Your Search Results for CMS Content ...

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Posting Date: 07/01/2024
2024 CMS Health Equity Services

2024 CMS Health Equity Services The 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule expanded Medicare coverage by adding four services to the Medicare program for coverage. These services are to help further a...

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Posting Date: 06/28/2024
National Government Services Proposed LCDs for Comment - July 18, 2024

National Government Services Proposed LCDs for Comment - July 18, 2024 The proposed LCDs listed below are being presented for comment for the Jurisdiction 6 and Jurisdiction K MACs. The formal comment...

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Posting Date: 06/27/2024
LCD and Article Updates for June/July 2024

LCD and Article Updates for June/July 2024 Articles Genomic Sequence Analysis Panels in the Treatment of Solid Organ Neoplasms A56867 Due to the quarterly CPT/HCPCS code update, PLA code 0204U was de...

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Posting Date: 06/27/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: June 27, 2024

MLN Connects Newsletter: June 27, 2024 News CY 2025 Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule PrEP Using Antiretroviral Therapy to Prevent HIV Infection: Technical FAQs for Pharmacies Claim...

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Posting Date: 06/25/2024
Register Now: 2024 Virtual National Provider Compliance Conference!

Register Now: 2024 Virtual National Provider Compliance Conference! Registration is officially open for the 2024 Virtual National Provider Compliance Conference (NPCC) on Wednesday, August 7, from 12:...

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Posting Date: 06/24/2024
Common Working File (CWF) Host Dark Days for July 2024 Release

Common Working File (CWF) Host Dark Days for July 2024 Release For the upcoming July 2024 Release: For Production, CWF will be observing the Gray Day on Thursday, 6/27/2024 and Dark Days starting Frid...

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Posting Date: 06/20/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: June 20, 2024

MLN Connects Newsletter: June 20, 2024 News CMS Preparing to Close Program that Addressed Medicare Funding Issues Resulting from Change Healthcare Cyber-Attack Federal Study Examines Care Following No...

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Posting Date: 06/18/2024
Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers-Register Today for June 25th Sessions!

Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers-Register Today for June 25th Sessions! We’re wrapping up our Medicare Part B 2024 Sprin...

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Posting Date: 06/17/2024
Improving Customer Experience

Improving Customer Experience We are committed to improving your experience. Please watch this two-minute video that explains how each day we review comments from providers who submit surveys to let u...

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Posting Date: 06/17/2024
Credit Balance Reminder: Submissions For Quarter Ending 6/30/2024 Start Soon!

Credit Balance Reminder: Submissions For Quarter Ending 6/30/2024 Start Soon! CBR submissions can be submitted starting on 7/1/2024 and are due within 30 days to be considered timely. Remember, even i...

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Posting Date: 06/13/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: June 13, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: June 13, 2024 News Medicare Shared Savings Program: Apply for January 1 Start Date by June 17 Men’s Health: Encourage Your Patients to Prioritize Their Health Compliance Hosp...

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Posting Date: 06/12/2024
Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers-Register Today for June 18th Sessions!

Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers-Register Today for June 18th Sessions! Our third in the series of Medicare Part B 2024 ...

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Posting Date: 06/12/2024
Provider Enrollment: Reduce Development Requests for Additional Action

Provider Enrollment: Reduce Development Requests for Additional Action In an effort to reduce the request of additional information and/or documentation on provider enrollment applications, verify all...

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Posting Date: 06/06/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: June 6, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: June 6, 2024 News CMS Roundup (May 31, 2024) Quality Payment Program: 2022 Performance Information on Medicare.gov Compare Tool Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasin...

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Posting Date: 06/04/2024
Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers-Register Today for June 11th Sessions!

Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers-Register Today for June 11th Sessions! We’re gearing up for our second in the series of...

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Posting Date: 06/04/2024
Accelerated Payment Program Available for Providers Impacted by the Ascension Health Cyber Related Incident (CRI)

Accelerated Payment Program Available for Providers Impacted by the Ascension Health Cyber Related Incident Part A Providers experiencing cash flow problems related to Ascension Health CRI, which bega...

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Posting Date: 05/31/2024
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: 05/30/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 30, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 30, 2024 News Hospice Interdisciplinary Team: Addition of Marriage and Family Therapists & Mental Health Counselors Revised Part B Inflation Rebate Guidance: Using the 34...

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Posting Date: 05/30/2024
Attention Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Providers: Senior Medicare Patrol Can Assist Medicare Providers!

Attention Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Providers: Senior Medicare Patrol Can Assist Medicare Providers! National Government Services is proud to announce a special project to assist our pr...

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Posting Date: 05/29/2024
Recovery Audit Contractor Reminders

Recovery Audit Contractor Reminders Did you know that Performant is now the RAC for all of National Government Services Part A and Part B lines of business in Jurisdiction 6 and Jurisdiction K? As par...

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Posting Date: 05/28/2024
Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers on Tuesday, June 4th

Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers on Tuesday, June 4th! Our first in our series of Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Vir...

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Posting Date: 05/23/2024
Attention All Providers, Billing Services and Clearinghouses Who Submit and Receive NGS EDI Transactions

Attention All Providers, Billing Services and Clearinghouses Who Submit and Receive NGS EDI Transactions As a reminder, when submitting the EDI Enrollment Application to National Government Services, ...

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Posting Date: 05/23/2024
CPT 99459 Pelvic Examination Billing for Medicare

CPT 99459 Pelvic Examination Billing for Medicare National Government Services has received several inquiries regarding the use of CPT 99459, which was added to CPT coding for 2024 as an add-on code s...

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Posting Date: 05/23/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 23, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 23, 2024 News Medicare Shared Savings Program: Apply by June 17 for January 1 Start Date Medicare Providers: Deadlines for Joining an Accountable Care Organization Instit...

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Posting Date: 05/23/2024
A/B and DME Collaborative YouTube Video

A/B and DME Collaborative YouTube Video The A/B DME MACs are offering a YouTube video on General Documentation Requirements. This video provides guidance to assist providers and suppliers with a bette...

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Posting Date: 05/23/2024
LCD and Article Updates May/June 2024

LCD and Article Updates May/June 2024 Billing and Coding Articles L37485 Prostate Rectal Spacers This policy is retired and is no longer in effect for services rendered on or after 5/1/2024. A52863 Bi...

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Posting Date: 05/22/2024
Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers-Beginning June 4th!

Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers-Beginning June 4th! Seats are filling up quickly for our 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Con...

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Posting Date: 05/16/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 16, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 16, 2024 News Administration Acts to Improve Access to Kidney Transplants DMEPOS: Updated List of Items Potentially Subject to Conditions of Payment Lymphedema Compressio...

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Posting Date: 05/16/2024
CR13566 - Outlier Reconciliation and Cost-to-Charge Ratio (CCR) Updates for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) PPS

CR13566 - Outlier Reconciliation and Cost-to-Charge Ratio (CCR) Updates for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) PPS Posted 5/16/2024

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Posting Date: 05/16/2024
Provider Enrollment: NGSMedicare.com Website Resources to Help Reduce Development on CMS Enrollment Forms

Provider Enrollment: NGSMedicare.com Website Resources to Help Reduce Development on CMS Enrollment Forms To reduce requests for additional information, National Government Services offers several pro...

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Posting Date: 05/16/2024
Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers-Register Today!

Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference: Mastering Medicare-Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers-Register Today! We’ve dedicated Tuesdays for the month of June to deliver valuable educ...

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Posting Date: 05/15/2024
A/B DME MAC Collaborative Webinar: Nebulizers and Nebulizer Drugs

A/B DME MAC Collaborative Webinar: Nebulizers and Nebulizer Drugs Physicians/Practitioners! Are you Ordering Nebulizers and Nebulizer Drugs for your Patients? This is your opportunity to hear directly...

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Posting Date: 05/15/2024
Provider Enrollment: NGSMedicare.com Website Resources to Help Reduce Development on CMS-855A Application

Provider Enrollment: NGSMedicare.com Website Resources to Help Reduce Development on CMS-855A Application To reduce requests for additional information, National Government Services offers several pro...

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Posting Date: 05/15/2024
Upcoming Annual Logon ID Recertification

Upcoming Annual Logon ID Recertification Upcoming Annual Logon ID Recertification for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island Regions Beginning the week of 5/6/2024, the Maine, Mass...

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Posting Date: 05/13/2024
Billing Fascia Iliaca Blocks with 64999

Billing Fascia Iliaca Blocks with 64999 National Government Services is receiving information that does not provide the documentation necessary to process claims for Fascia Iliaca Blocks when billed w...

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Posting Date: 05/09/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 9, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 9, 2024 News HHS Releases New Data Showing Over 10 million People with Medicare Received a Free Vaccine Because of the President’s Inflation Reduction Act; Releases Draft...

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Posting Date: 05/06/2024
Registration Is Open for the Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference! Mastering Medicare: Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers

Registration is Open for the Medicare Part B 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference! Mastering Medicare: Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers We’ve devoted Tuesdays in June to host a series of educat...

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Posting Date: 05/03/2024
Join Us for ‘Real Time” with CMS Chicago

Join Us for ‘Real Time' with CMS Chicago The CMS Chicago LEA would like to invite you to our “Real Time” with CMS Chicago, a bi- weekly webinar that occurs on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every Month at...

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Posting Date: 05/03/2024
Save the Dates! CMS National Provider Enrollment Conference in San Diego: 8/28/2024-8/29/2024

Save the Dates! CMS National Provider Enrollment Conference in San Diego: 8/28/2024-8/29/2024 Wednesday, 8/28/2024 and Thursday, 8/29/2024 from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. PT Register for the CMS National Pro...

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Posting Date: 05/02/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 2, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: May 2, 2024 News CMS Statement on Proposed Local Coverage Determination for Skin Substitute Grafts/Cellular and Tissue-Based Products for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcer...

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Posting Date: 05/02/2024
Important Reminders for Your EDI Enrollment

Important Reminders for Your EDI Enrollment When completing the EDI Enrollment application, it’s important that the entity name and address you enter on the EDI enrollment form matches exactly to the ...

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Posting Date: 04/30/2024
2024 Medicare Cost Report Due Dates

2024 Medicare Cost Report Due Dates FYE 12/31/2023 cost reports are due by 5/31/2024. We strongly encourange early filing of the cost report. Early-filed cost reports that are rejected will receive a ...

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Posting Date: 04/30/2024
Save the Dates! National Government Services 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference

Save the Dates! National Government Services 2024 Spring/Summer Virtual Conference Mastering Medicare: Tuesday Tutorials for Part B Providers Coming to you soon on 6/4/2024, 6/11/2024, 6/18/2024 and 6...

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Posting Date: 04/29/2024
LCD and Article Updates for April/May 2024

LCD and Article Updates for April/May 2024 Billing and Coding Articles Billing and Coding: Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Primary Refractory or Relapsed Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymp...

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Posting Date: 04/29/2024
National Government Services Proposed LCDs for Comment (4/25/2024-6/8/2024)

National Government Services Proposed LCDs for Comment (4/25/2024-6/8/2024) The proposed LCDs listed below are being presented for comment for the Jurisdiction 6 and Jurisdiction K MACs. The formal co...

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Posting Date: 04/25/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 25, 2024 (UPDATE)

MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 25, 2024 (UPDATE) Editor's Note: CMS updated a message because we delayed the effective date that physicians who certify hospice services must enroll in or opt-out of M...

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Posting Date: 04/23/2024
Missing/Incomplete/Invalid Patient Identifier Remark Code N382

Missing/Incomplete/Invalid Patient Identifier Remark Code N382 If you receive a denial on your remittance with remark code ‘N382’ Missing/Incomplete/Invalid Patient Identifier, please use the IVR or N...

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Posting Date: 04/22/2024
Frequently Asked Questions Reviewed and Updated

Frequently Asked Questions Reviewed and Updated We’ve reviewed and updated our educational FAQs. Visit our Help and FAQs page located within the Education section of our website. Topics available are:...

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Posting Date: 04/22/2024
Top Claim Errors Have Been Reviewed and Updated

Top Claim Errors Have Been Reviewed and Updated Our top claim errors are updated on a quarterly basis to reflect current information. Visit Top Claim Errors under Resources > Claims and Appeals to lea...

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Posting Date: 04/22/2024
Frequently Asked Questions Have Been Reviewed and Updated

Frequently Asked Questions Have Been Reviewed and Updated We’ve reviewed and updated our educational FAQs. Visit our Help and FAQs page located within the Education section of our website. Please take...

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Posting Date: 04/19/2024
Reminders for the New Hospice Certifying Physician Claim Edit Effective 5/1/2024

Reminders for the New Hospice Certifying Physician Claim Edit Effective 5/1/2024 Effective for hospice claim "From" dates on or after 5/1/2024, CMS implemented edits to enforce a new rule that would d...

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Posting Date: 04/18/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 18, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 18, 2024 News PrEP for HIV: Prepare for Potential Medicare Part B Coverage Events Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Upcoming Meetings: Register to Present, Speak, or Att...

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Posting Date: 04/17/2024
Part B Top Claim Errors Updated

Part B Top Claim Errors Updated Using data analysis we update the Top Claim Errors on a quarterly basis and provide: the error reason code; a description of the error; the error type; details that inc...

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Posting Date: 04/17/2024
Proper Medicare Part B Claim Submissions Due to the Change Healthcare Security Incident

Proper Medicare Part B Claim Submissions Due to the Change Healthcare Security Incident With many providers submitting paper claims due to the Change Healthcare security incident, it is important to s...

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Posting Date: 04/15/2024
NGSConnex Medicare Part B Remittances

NGSConnex Medicare Part B Remittances We’ve added an enhancement that offers providers the option to view/print remittance advices in NGSConnex for up to 24 months from the date of search. You are req...

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Posting Date: 04/15/2024
Social Security Income Ratios

Social Security Income Ratios The federal fiscal year 2022 SSI ratios for IPPS hospitals, IRFs and LTCHs were posted on the CMS website. IPPS IRF LTCH We will update the latest published 2022 SSI rati...

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Posting Date: 04/15/2024
Top Tobacco Counseling Claim Errors - Tips to Avoid and Correct Claim Errors

Top Tobacco Counseling Claim Errors - Tips to Avoid and Correct Claim Errors National Government Services is committed to reducing provider burden associated with Medicare claim denials and claim subm...

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Posting Date: 04/11/2024
MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 11, 2024

MLN Connects® Newsletter: April 11, 2024 Proposed Payment Rules CMS Proposes New Policies to Support Underserved Communities, Ease Drug Shortages, and Promote Patient Safety News CMS Roundup (Apr. 5, ...

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Posting Date: 04/10/2024
Letter of Authorization for EDI

Letter of Authorization for EDI We’ve extended our Letter of Authorization PIN expiration period based on user feedback. Letter of Authorization PINs are now valid for 30 days and there is no limit on...

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Posting Date: 04/09/2024
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: 04/09/2024
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: 04/09/2024
Get PECOS Access to Maintain Medicare Provider Enrollment Records

Get PECOS Access to Maintain Medicare Provider Enrollment Records Do you need to work on behalf of an individual provider and/or entity to update or submit Medicare enrollment information electronical...

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Posting Date: 04/09/2024
Get PECOS Access to Maintain Medicare Provider Enrollment Records

Get PECOS Access to Maintain Medicare Provider Enrollment Records Do you need to work on behalf of an individual provider and/or entity to update or submit Medicare enrollment information electronical...

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Posting Date: 04/09/2024
Upcoming Annual Logon ID Recertification

Upcoming Annual Logon ID Recertification Upcoming Annual Logon ID Recertification for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island Regions Beginning the week of 05/06/2024, the Maine, Ma...

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Posting Date: 04/05/2024
You Asked, We Listened – Enhanced Website Search

You Asked, We Listened – Enhanced Website Search We often hear from our customers that our website search function returns too many results when searching for a specific topic. We’re happy to share, w...

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Posting Date: 04/05/2024
Submission of EDI Enrollment Forms

Submission of EDI Enrollment Forms We’ve added validation within the EDI Enrollment Form submission process that will verify provider information as the form is being completed. Previously, this valid...

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Posting Date: 04/04/2024
Know Your Provider Enrollment Revalidation Due Date Today and Protect Your Bottom Line

Know Your Provider Enrollment Revalidation Due Date Today and Protect Your Bottom Line Attention: Provider Enrollment and Credentialing Departments Revalidate before your due date to avoid a “Stay of ...

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