MLN Connects for Thursday, January 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines: CDC Long-Term Care Facility Toolkit

MLN Connects® for Thursday, January 7, 2020

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* COVID-19 Vaccines: CDC Long-Term Care Facility Toolkit
* MLN Web-Based Training: Complete Training & Save Certificates by January 31
* 2020 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application: Deadline February 1
* Extension of Medicare IVIG Demonstration through December 31, 2023
* Teaching Hospitals Receiving FTE Resident Caps Under Section 5506 of the Affordable Care Act
* Cervical Health: Medicare Covers Screening Services


* Importance of Proper Documentation: Provider Minute Video


* CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management Call — January 7

MLN Matters® Articles

* Addition of the QW Modifier to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Codes 87811 and 87428
* 2021 Annual Update to the Therapy Code List
* Instructions to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) on COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Medicare-Dependent, Small Rural Hospitals and Sole Community Hospitals
* Quarterly Update to Home Health (HH) Grouper
* Quarterly Update to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Procedure-to-Procedure (PTP) Edits, Version 27.1, Effective April 1, 2021
* Updating Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Payment Rates
* Billing for Home Infusion Therapy Services on or After January 1, 2021 — Revised
* Telehealth Expansion Benefit Enhancement under the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model (PARHM) – Implementation — Revised


* Complying with Laboratory Services Documentation Requirements — Revised


* Enroll in Medicare to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine Shots: Information for Health Care Providers Video
* Hospital Price Transparency Webcast: Audio Recording & Transcript
* Promoting Interoperability Listening Session: Audio Recording & Transcript

Information for Medicare Patients

* From Coverage to Care Resources Help Navigate Health Coverage

Last Updated: 01/07/2021