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April Medicare Monthly Review Issue 2021-04 Is Now Available

The April 2021 issue of the Medicare Monthly Review (2021-04) has been posted and is now available on our website. This tool will provide you with all Part A, Part B and Home Health and Hospice communications that NGS has sent, as well as CMS’ Weekly Provider eNews articles.  Take a look to be sure you did not miss something important!

New Consolidated Home Page is Coming Soon!

NGSConnex and NGSMedicare will soon be uniting to become your new consolidated homepage – NGSMedicare.com. Why are we making these changes? We have listened and gained invaluable insight from you so now it’s time to put your feedback into action! Watch this video to prepare and learn more about these exciting changes being released soon!

Registration is Open for the NGS May 2021 Virtual Conference

The National Government Services Provider Outreach and Education Team is holding our latest bi-annual virtual conference on Tuesday, 5/11/2021 and Wednesday, 5/12/2021. This two full-day virtual conference will offer a variety of Part A, Part B, FQHC and self-service sessions. There are no associated charges for this virtual conference and you may register for as many sessions as you’d like.

Sessions will begin with a presentation, then we will address your questions. This is your opportunity to hear about the latest Medicare education from our POE team and ask your questions immediately following.

To register, select the link(s) below or visit Webinars, Teleconferences & Events under the Education tab and scroll down to 5/11/2021 and 5/12/2021 to view and register for sessions. Seating is limited so register today!

Please note: All times listed are ET.

Date Time Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
5/11/2021 8:30 ‒ 9:45 a.m. Part A & FQHC

The “Ins” and “Outs” of the Appeals Process
Part B

Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule Database

What is NGSConnex?

5/11/2021 10:00 ‒ 11:15 a.m. Part A & FQHC

Control Your Finances by Understanding the Medicare Overpayment Process
Part B

Medical Necessity and the Advance Beneficiary Notice

Medicare University
5/11/2021 11:30 ‒ 12:45 p.m. Part A & FQHC

Preparing and Submitting Medicare Secondary Payer Claims in the Fiscal Intermediary Standard System Direct Data Entry
Part B

Critical Care Services
Part A & FQHC

Explanation of Part A Top 10 Edit Reports
5/11/2021 1:00 ‒ 2:15 p.m. Part A & FQHC

Hospital Outpatient Opioid Treatment Program Services Overview
Part B

Surgery Modifiers

Provider Enrollment 101

5/11/2021 2:30 ‒ 3:45 p.m. Part A & FQHC

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Billing for Part A Providers

Medicare Audit Contractors

Electronic Attachments from the Beginning
5/11/2021 4:00 ‒ 5:15 p.m. Part A & FQHC

What Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers Need to Know for 2021
Part B

Five Why’s for Incident To
5/12/2021 8:30 ‒ 9:45 a.m. Part A & FQHC

Skilled Nursing Facility Consolidated Billing- Who is Responsible for Billing Medicare?
Part B

Submitting Medical Documentation Electronically
Part B

Explanation of Part B Top 10 Edit Reports
5/12/2021 10:00 ‒ 11:15 a.m. All

Prior Authorization Program for Certain Hospital Outpatient Department Services

Fraud Prevention and Detection
Part B

Medical Review Focus
5/12/2021 11:30 ‒ 12:45 p.m. Part A & FQHC

Increase Your Cash Flow by Efficiently Verifying Medicare Eligibility

Part B

Working with NGS to Reduce Provider Burden

5/12/2021 1:00 ‒ 2:15 p.m. Part A & FQHC

A Peek Inside the Three-Day Payment Window for Acute Care Hospitals

Part B

2021 E/M Changes Let’s Chat: Answering Your Questions

*No CEUs are available for this open forum session

5/12/2021 2:30 ‒ 3:45 p.m. Part A & FQHC

Introduction to NCDs and LCDs: Learn What They Are and How to Find Them

Part B

National Correct Coding Initiative and the Medically Unlikely Edits

5/12/2021 4:00 ‒ 5:15 p.m. Part A & FQHC

Physicians and Allowed Practitioners Referring to and Monitoring Patients in Home Health and Hospice

Part B

Part B Ask-the-Contractor: 2021 Virtual Conference Open Question and Answer Forum

*No CEUs are available for this open forum session


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