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April 2024 MLN Article and Coverage Updates

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Medicare MLN Articles

March 20, 2024: MLN MM11003: Electronic Medical Documentation Requests via the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation System – Revised

This MLN was first released February 1, 2019. In the March 20, 2024 revision to this article, CMS has added information about the implementation of a new feature to accept review outcome letters during October 2023 release.


April 4, 2024: MLN MM13577: Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Update – April 2024

Make sure your billing staff knows about new CPT and HCPCS codes, Device code changes, iDose TR (travoprost intracameral implant) for the treatment of glaucoma, Drug and biological code changes, and Skin code updates.


April 15, 2024: MLN MM13574: DMEPOS Fee Schedule: April 2024 Quarterly Update – Revised

This MLN article was revised on April 15th to show the addition of 4 HCPCS Level II codes to Common Working File category 58. CMS also revised the effective date and the web address of Change Request (CR) 13574).


April 15, 2024: MLN MM13587: Medicare Claims Processing Manual Update: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

CMS advised that you make sure your billing staff know that hospitals may open a new IRF unit at any time during the cost reporting year, and any IRF unit excluded during a cost reporting Year will stay excluded for the rest of the cost reporting year.


Coverage Updates

April 15, 2024: CMS Releases Fact Sheet for Potential NCD for Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrER) Using Antiretroviral Drugs to Prevent HIV

CMS is sharing this information to encourage pharmacies and other interested parties to prepare for a potential National Coverage Determination (NCD) for PrEP Using Antiretroviral Drugs to Prevent HIV.


April 16, 2024: MLN MM13512: National Coverage Determination 20.7: Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty

This article provides education about the changes in coverage for PTA of the carotid artery concurrent with stenting effective October 11, 2023:

  • Patients don’t have to enroll in a clinical trial.
  • Facilities don’t need CMS approval to perform this service.
  • You must engage in a formal shared decision-making (SDM) process with the patient. This must include documentation of four key elements outlined in this MLN article.
  • MACs can decide if this service is covered if it’s not addressed in this NCD.

Note, your MAC will adjust claims processed in error that you bring to their attention.

Article Author: Beth Cobb, RN, BSN, ACM, CCDS
Beth Cobb, RN, BSN, ACM, CCDS, is the Manager of Clinical Analytics at Medical Management Plus, Inc. Beth has over twenty-five years of experience in healthcare including eleven years in Case Management at a large multi-facility health system. In her current position, Beth is a principle writer for MMP’s Wednesday@One weekly e-newsletter, an active member of our HIPAA Compliance Committee, MMP’s Education Department Program Director and co-developer of MMP’s proprietary Compliance Protection Assessment Tool.

This material was compiled to share information.  MMP, Inc. is not offering legal advice. Every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure the information is accurate and useful.