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Medicare Learning Network

Modified: 5/21/2020
This edition includes information on additional waivers; COVID-19 calls; MLN Matters articles; and more.
Modified: 5/20/2020
View this special edition on payment for lab test; reopening nursing homes; lab and ambulance claims; and more.
Modified: 5/18/2020
View this special edition on a nursing home toolkit; telephone evaluation and management visits; upcoming calls; and more.
Modified: 5/14/2020
This edition includes information on IPPS/LTCH PPS 2021 proposed rule; COVID-19 calls and events; articles; and more.
Modified: 5/13/2020
View this special edition on additional waivers; price transparency; and a CMS letter to nursing home facility management and staff.
Modified: 5/8/2020
View this special edition on nursing home reporting; an updated telehealth video; IRF flexibilities; and more.
Modified: 5/7/2020
This edition includes information on addressing safety and quality in nursing homes; home health plans of care certification; emergency preparedness resources; and more.
Modified: 5/1/2020
View this special edition on new changes; RHC and FQHC flexibilities; and EMTALA.
Modified: 4/30/2020
This edition includes information on upcoming calls regarding lessons learned on the front lines of COVID-19, and more.
Modified: 4/27/2020
View this special edition on immediate changes to the Accelerated Payment Program and Advance Payment Program for Part B providers.
Modified: 4/23/2020
This edition includes information on reporting clinical trial data; additional blanket waivers; a revised fact sheet; and more.
Modified: 4/21/2020
View this special edition on a new COVID-19 transparency effort for nursing homes, and CMS’ recommendations to re-open health care systems.
Modified: 4/17/2020
View this special edition on flexibilities during the COVID-19 outbreak; payments for coronavirus lab tests; the CARES Act; and a recording/transcript of a recent COVID-19 call.
Modified: 4/16/2020
This edition includes information on three proposed payment rules; MLN Matters articles; revised training courses; and more.
Modified: 4/15/2020
View this special edition on reprocessing claims for the CARES act; expanding coverage for diagnostic services; DMEPOS competitive bidding program; and more.
Modified: 4/13/2020
View this special edition on infection control, maximizing workforce, updated Q&A, and more.
Modified: 4/9/2020
This edition includes information on COVID-19 updates; new MLN articles; vaccination information; and more.
Modified: 4/7/2020
View this special edition on a telehealth video, waived coinsurance and deductibles, lessons from the front lines, and more.
Modified: 4/3/2020
View this special edition on a telehealth billing correction; nursing home recommendations; billing for ventilators; and a new diagnosis code.
Modified: 4/2/2020
This edition includes information on provider preview reports; interoperability and patient access final rule call; and more.
Modified: 3/31/2020
View this special edition on regulatory changes to help the health care system address patient surge; billing for professional telehealth services during this public health emergency; and new specimen collection codes for laboratories billing for COVID-19 testing.
Modified: 3/30/2020
View this special edition on financial relief for Medicare providers; nursing home telehealth; quality reporting; clinical labs; and data sharing.
Modified: 3/27/2020
Modified: 3/10/2020
CMS has developed an FAQ document based on questions received from providers regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Note: The first link was revised March 10, 2020.
Modified: 3/6/2020
CMS has developed a second HCPCS code that can be used by laboratories to bill for certain COVID-19 diagnostic tests to help increase testing and track new cases.
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