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June 2024 MLN Articles, Coverage and Compliance Education Updates

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Medicare MLN Articles

May 23, 2024: MLN MM13620: HCPCS Codes & Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Edits: October 2024

This article reviews discontinued HCPCS codes, new HCPCS codes, and HCPCS codes subject to and excluded from CLIA edits as of October 1, 2024.


June 3, 2024: MLN MM13632: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System: July 2024 Update

Make sure your billing staff knows about payment system updates for July including new CPT and HCPCS codes, covered devices for OPPS pass-through payments, drugs, biologicals and radiopharmaceutical, and skin substitutes.


June 13, 2024: MLN MM13658: DMEPOS Fee Schedule: July 2024 Quarterly Update

In this article you will find updates to CY 2024 fee schedule amounts for certain DMEPOS codes and information in changes in payment policy and new fee schedule information for HCPCS codes K1007 and E2298.


June 13, 2024: MLN MM13656: Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Update – July 2024

This article includes July updates for new CPT and HCPCS codes, coverage of Elios System for patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, and information about skin substitutes.


June 13, 2024: MLN MM13651: Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Update: DMEPOS Benefit Category Determinations

This article highlights updates to Section 110.8, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, and information about added DMEPOS items and their national benefit category determination (BCDs).


Coverage Updates

May 24, 2024: MLN MM13598: National Coverage Determination 200.3: Monoclonal Antibodies for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Make sure your billing staff knows about FDA-approved monoclonal antibodies, criteria for coverage, coding information, and claims processing instructions.


June 20, 2024: National Coverage Analysis (NCA): Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement (TTVR)

CMS notes that TTVR is a new technology for use in treating tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and they have received a formal request to provide coverage for the EVOQUE tricuspid valve replacement system (EVOQUE system). This NCA will focus on clinical indications for use of TTVR among Medicare beneficiaries. The public comment period for this NCA is from June 20, 2024, to July 20, 2024.


June 25, 2024: NCA: Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Using Antiretroviral Therapy to Prevent Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection

CMS updated this NCA noting that they released a Technical Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacies. In response feedback, this document provides technical detail following the previous posting of the fact sheet on April 15, 2024. CMS also noted the final NCD is expected to be similar to the proposed published July 12, 2023, and pharmacies should prepare not to ready for this transition. They are sharing as much information as possible before issuing the final NCD to avoid disruptions for beneficiaries.


Compliance Education Updates

May 2024: MLN006559: Medicare Preventive Services

This MLN educational tool was revised in May to update the applicable codes for Hepatitis C screening. This tool includes helpful information related to HCPCS & CPT codes, ICD-10 codes, what Medicare covers, the frequency of screening, what the patient pays and additional miscellaneous notes. You will also find applicable coverage requirements when one has been published for the preventive service (i.e., for bone mass measurement you will find a link to national coverage determination 150.3: Bone (Mineral) Density Studies.  


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.