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MLN Product of the Month:

Medicare Coverage of Items and Services Furnished to Beneficiaries in Custody Under a Penal Authority is designed to provide education on Medicare’s policy to generally not pay for medical items and services furnished to beneficiaries who are incarcerated or in custody at the time the items and services are furnished. It includes the following information: policy background, including the definition of individuals who are in custody (or incarcerated) under a penal statute or rule; determining whether a beneficiary is in custody under a penal statute or rule; Medicare claims processing for items and services for incarcerated beneficiaries; exception to Medicare policy; and Informational Unsolicited Response.

Medicare Coverage of Items and Services Furnished to Beneficiaries in Custody Under a Penal Authority Crossword Puzzle

Welcome to the Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Products Overview page, your destination for health care professional education products.

  • MLN Catalog — is a free interactive downloadable document that lists all MLN products by media format. To access the catalog, scroll to the "Downloads" section and select "MLN Catalog" Once you have opened the catalog, you may either click on the title of a product or you can click on the type of "Formats Available." This will link you to an online version of the product or the Product Ordering Page.
  • MLN Product Ordering Page — allows you to order hard copy versions of many of our products. These products are available to you for free. To access the MLN Product Ordering Page, scroll to the "Related Links" and select "MLN Product Ordering Page."
  • MLN Publications List - contains the electronic versions of the downloadable publications. These products are available to you free of charge. To access the MLN Publications go to the left hand column on the page and select "MLN Publications." You will then be able to use the “Filter On” feature to search by topic or key word or you can sort by date, topic, title, or format.
  • MLN Product of the Month — highlights a Medicare provider education product or set of products each month along with some teaching aids, such as crossword puzzles, to help you learn more while having fun!

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