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2019

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Modified: 1/9/2020
This edition includes information about the update to Medicare deductible, coinsurance and premium rates for 2020, the 2020 annual update of per-beneficiary threshold amounts, additional information regarding noncovered services, LCDs, and educational events.
Modified: 12/2/2019
This edition includes information about changes to the amount in controversy (AIC) for appeals in 2020 and the 2020 MPFS payment rates and participation program. It also includes information regarding new, revised, and retired LCDs, and educational events.
Modified: 10/30/2019
The Medicare Connection B, October 2019 edition, includes information regarding instructions on notifying First Coast Service Options if you have filed a bankruptcy petition or are involved in a bankruptcy proceeding. It also includes information about revised and retired LCDs, additional information on two LCD articles and educational events.
Modified: 10/2/2019
This edition includes information about Hurricane Dorian and Medicare disaster related claims, 2020 ICD-10-CM coding changes (Part A/B, Part A and Part B) and the October 2019 update to the MPFSDB. It also includes information regarding revised and retired LCDs, and educational events.
Modified: 8/26/2019
This edition includes two Special Editions of MLN Connects® and information about upcoming educational events. It also includes information regarding revised and retired LCDs.
Modified: 8/6/2019
This edition includes information about a revision to the prompt payment interest rate and information concerning the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program. It also includes information regarding revised and retired LCDs, and educational events.
Modified: 7/2/2019
This edition includes information on the proper use of Modifier 59, a new LCD about anorectal manometry and electromyography (EMG), and an MLN Connects Special Edition related to the Patients over Paperwork Initiative. It also includes revisions to LCDs, and educational events.
Modified: 5/28/2019
This edition includes information about the Quarterly Update to the Medicare physician fee schedule database, information concerning chiropractic services, and the ICD-10. It also includes information regarding a revised and a retired LCD, and educational events.
Modified: 5/6/2019
This edition includes information regarding the Medicare Part B Quarterly Update to the Medicare physician fee schedule, July's updates to new waived tests, revisions to existing LCDs, additional information on IDTF and CLFS, and educational events.
Modified: 3/22/2019
This edition includes information regarding the Medicare Part B clinical laboratory fee schedule and a modification of the MCS claims processing system logic involving the NCCI PTP. It also covers general information on the new MBI, processing issues and revisions to LCDs.
Modified: 2/22/2019
This edition includes information regarding the April 2019 Update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) and guidance on coding and billing date of service on professional claims. It also includes information about new LCDs, revisions to LCDs and information about the new local coverage determination process.
Modified: 1/30/2019
This edition includes information on the January 2019 update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System, and the SNF advance beneficiary notice of non-coverage. It also includes information about a new LCD, revisions to LCDs, and information about the new local coverage determination process.
Modified: 1/11/2019
This edition includes information regarding the quarterly influenza virus vaccine code update for January 2019. Also included is the latest information on the new Medicare beneficiary identifier and mailing of the new Medicare cards.
First Coast Service Options (First Coast) strives to ensure that the information available on our provider website is accurate, detailed, and current. Therefore, this is a dynamic site and its content changes daily. It is best to access the site to ensure you have the most current information rather than printing articles or forms that may become obsolete without notice.