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Upcoming Publication Dates

  January -- February 2
  February -- March 2
  March -- April 9
  April -- May 4
  May -- June 4
  June -- July 9
  July -- August 7
  August -- August 31
  September -- October 5
Modified: 4/30/2018
This edition includes information regarding how to properly bill for specimen validity testing done in conjunction with drug testing. Also, included is information regarding ordering and providing durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) to your patients.
Modified: 4/6/2018
This edition includes information on numerous quarterly updates effective April 1. Also, included is information regarding implementation of the paperwork (PWK) segment of the electronic submission of medical documentation (esMD) system.
Modified: 2/28/2018
This edition includes information regarding editing suspended in change request 9911 being reinstated, which reestablishes all CR 9911 changes to the MSN by including QMB messages and reflecting $0 cost-sharing liability for the period beneficiaries are enrolled in QMB.
Modified: 2/2/2018
This edition includes information on the January update of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system and details of policy impacts resulting from the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule, which includes telehealth and CT modifier reduction.
Modified: 1/10/2018
This edition includes information on 2018 deductible, coinsurance, and premium rates and an FAQ regarding appeal of issues related to natural disasters.
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