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Medicare Learning Network Matters Articles

MLN (Medicare Learning Network) Matters Articles are a series of national articles designed to inform the physician, provider and supplier community about the latest changes to the Medicare Program. Please use the links below to review the articles released by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) in 2019. The following MLN Matters articles issued in 2019 are relevant to our regions only. Visit the CMS MLN Matters page for a complete listing of all MLNs issued nationwide.

Listed here are the following archived MLN Matters articles for 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 20092008

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A/B

Date

Subject

MM#

Part APart B

2/11/2019

Quarterly Update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) - April 2019 Update

MM11163

Part A

2/8/2019

Implementation of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

MM11152

Part APart B

2/8/2019

Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)—Clarification of Payment Rules and Expansion of International Classification of Diseases Tenth Edition (ICD-10) Diagnosis Codes

MM11022

Part APart B

2/7/2019

Update to Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) Programs

MM11117

Part APart B

2/7/2019

International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) and Other Coding Revisions to National Coverage Determinations (NCDs)

MM11134

Part APart B

2/7/2019

Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the 2018 California Wildfires (Revised)

SE18025

Part A

2/6/2019

Common Working File (CWF) Provider Queries National Provider Identifier (NPI) Verification

MM10983

Part APart B

2/5/2019

Processing Instructions to Update the Standard Paper Remit (SPR)

MM11112

Part APart B

2/5/2019

Independent Laboratory Billing of Laboratory Tests for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Beneficiaries and the Sunset of the CB Modifier

MM11061

Part APart B

2/5/2019

Implementation to Exchange the List of Electronic Medical Documentation Requests (eMDR) for Registered Providers via the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) System

MM11003

Part B

2/1/2019

Guidance on Coding and Billing Date of Service on Professional Claims (Revised)

SE17023

Part APart B

2/1/2019

Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) (Revised)

MM10901

Part A

1/31/2019

Common Working File (CWF) Provider Queries National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Submitter Identification (ID) Verification (Revised)

MM10983

Part A

1/29/2019

Processing Veterans Administration (VA) Inpatient Claims Exempt from Present on Admission (POA) Reporting

MM11053

Part A

1/29/2019

Ensuring Organ Acquisition Charges Are Not Included in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Payment Calculation

MM11087

Part A

1/29/2019

Revising the Remittance Advice Messaging for the 20-Hour Weekly Minimum for Partial Hospitalization Program Services

MM11066

Part APart B

1/29/2019

April 2019 Quarterly ASP Medicare Part B Drug Pricing Files and Revisions to Prior Quarterly Pricing Files

MM11151

Part APart B

1/29/2019

Updates to Reflect Removal of Functional Reporting Requirements and Therapy Provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

MM11120

Part A

1/24/2019

Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Removal from the Medicare Inpatient-Only (IPO) List and Application of the 2-Midnight Rule (Reissued)

SE19002

Part APart B

1/24/2019

Hurricane Maria and Medicare Disaster Related United States Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Claims (Revised)

SE17028

Part A

1/24/2019

Communication Technology Based Services and Payment for Rural Health Clinic (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

MM10843

Part APart B

1/24/2019

Typhoon Yutu and Medicare Disaster Related Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Claims (Revised)

SE18024

Part A

1/23/2019

January 2019 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) (Revised)

MM11099

Part APart B

1/23/2019

Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Update for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Fee Schedule (Revised)

MM11064

Part A

1/18/2019

New Electronic System for Provider Reimbursement Review Board Appeals

SE19004

Part APart B

1/18/2019

Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Annual Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment (Revised)

MM11076

Part APart B

1/18/2019

Proof of Delivery Documentation Requirements

SE19003

Part B

1/16/2019

January 2019 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System

MM11108

Part A

1/9/2019

Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Removal from the Medicare Inpatient-Only (IPO) List and Application of the 2-Midnight Rule (Rescinded)

SE19002

Part B

1/11/2019

2019 Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code Jurisdiction List

MM11085

Part B

1/11/2019

New Waived Tests

MM11080

Part B

1/11/2019

Quarterly Update to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Procedure-to-Procedure (PTP) Edits, Version 25.1 Effective April 1, 2019

MM11126

Part APart B

1/11/2019

Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 30 Revisions

MM10848

Part APart B

1/11/2019

Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule – Medicare Travel Allowance Fees for Collection of Specimens

MM11146

Part APart B

1/11/2019

Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (SNF ABN) (Revised)

MM10567

Part APart B

1/8/2019

International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) and Other Coding Revisions to National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) (Revised)

MM11005

Part B

1/4/2019

January 2019 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System

MM11108

Part APart B

1/3/2019

Updates to Immunosuppressive Guidance

MM11072

Part A

1/3/2019

Home Health Rural Add-on Payments Based on County of Residence (Revised)

MM10782


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