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Thursday, May 30, 2024


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Hospice Interdisciplinary Team: Addition of Marriage and Family Therapists & Mental Health Counselors

CMS updated Sections 40.1.1 and 40.2.1 of the Hospice Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 9 (PDF) to include marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors on the hospice interdisciplinary team.

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Revised Part B Inflation Rebate Guidance: Using the 340B Modifier — Reminder

Learn about the revised requirement to include the JG or TB modifier (PDF) on claims for separately-payable Part B drugs and biologicals acquired under the 340B Drug Pricing Program effective January 1, 2024. This requirement applies to all providers who participate in this program and bill Medicare for separately payable Part B drugs and biologicals. Contact your Medicare Administrative Contractor if you have difficulty reporting the appropriate modifier.

Starting January 1, 2025, if you're a 340B covered entity, you must report the TB modifier on claims, even if you’re using the JG modifier.

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HCPCS Codes & Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Edits: October 2024

Learn about new and discontinued HCPCS codes (PDF) and those subject to and excluded from Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments edits.

Medicare Claims Processing Manual Update: Gap-Filling DMEPOS Fees

Learn about revisions to the manual (PDF), including 2024 update factors.


SBIRT Services — Revised 

Learn what’s changed (PDF):

  • Added: 
    • Examples of locations where Medicare-eligible providers can perform these services
    • Marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors to list of eligible providers
  • Added information about:
    • Telehealth flexibilities
    • Evaluation and management for medication management 
  • Updated the eligible providers table with coverage requirements and payment information


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