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Webinars / Teleconferences
Event Name Date Start Time End Time Details
Refractive Lenses Webinar 2/22/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST Review the differences in coverage for beneficiaries with aphakia versus pseudophakia as we immerse ourselves in the LCD and Policy Article for Refractive Lenses.
Manual Wheelchair Bases Webinar 2/23/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST Why would a K0008 be denied for incorrect coding? What information should be in the Home Assessment? Learn the answers to these questions and more in our Manual Wheelchairs webinar.
CGS and Performant RAC Webinar 2/23/2017 02:00 PM EST 04:00 PM EST CGS POE representatives will partner with Outreach and Education staff from Performant to conduct a webinar for suppliers in Jurisdiction B and C. This webinar will focus on the national Region 5 RAC Recovery Audit Contractor contract. Performant will introduce key roles and provide contact information. They will review supplier resources and projected timelines for reviews and answer questions from webinar attendees.
Medicare 102 Webinar 2/24/2017 10:30 AM  11:30 AM  The Medicare 102 webinar will help suppliers with handling situations after claims have been submitted. Learn how to handle unprocessable claims, denied or rejected claims, what to look for on the Remittance Advice and more!
PAP Webinar 2/28/2017 10:30 AM EST 11: AM EST Physician certification requirements, initial coverage criteria, the face-to-face clinical evaluation and more will be discussed as we delve into the PAP LCD and Policy Article.
Glucose Monitors Webinar 3/1/2017 02:30 PM  03:30 PM  This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for glucose monitors and diabetic testing supplies.
Oral Anticancer Drugs Webinar 3/2/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for oral anticancer drugs.
Urological Supplies Webinar 3/3/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for urological supplies.
Doc Requirements - Principles Webinar 3/7/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST The agenda includes an overview of the principles of documentation, amendments and corrections to medical records, signature requirements and Comprehensive Error Rate Testing CERT.
Doc Requirements - Orders and CMNs Webinar 3/8/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST What are the requirements for a detailed written order? Do you know when a five element order is needed? Who can complete a CMN or DIF?
A/B - DME MAC Collaboration Nebulizer Webinar 3/8/2017 12:30 PM EST 02:00 PM EST Join the A/B MACs and CGS Administrators, the DME MAC for Jurisdictions B and C, in a collaborative webinar focusing on nebulizers and inhalation medication. This webinar is scheduled for March 8, 2017, at 12:30 PM Eastern 11:30 AM Central. The webinar will be hosted by CGS Provider Outreach and Education representatives and will detail Medicare’s coverage criteria for nebulizers and related inhalation medication. The presentation also includes a section on documentation requirements including medical records, detailed written orders and medication/prescription refills. Staff will be available to answer your questions at the conclusion of the presentation portion of the webinar.
Doc Requirements - Refill and Delivery Webinar 3/9/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will detail documentation requirements for continued use and continued need, refills, delivery and ABNs.
Medicare 101 Webinar 3/14/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST Have you onboarded new staff who are just learning about PHI and Medicare regulations? Medicare 101 is our Introduction to Medicare and a great training tool for new staff!
External Breast Prostheses Webinar 3/14/2017 02:30 PM EST 03:30 PM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for external breast prostheses.
Oxygen Webinar 3/15/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for oxygen and oxygen equipment.
Spinal Orthoses Webinar 3/16/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for spinal orthoses.
Oxygen LiveLine Plus Webinar 3/17/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This is our Oxygen Q and A webinar where we will discuss available resources and review the primary reasons for claim denials from pre- and post-pay audits.
Medicare 102 Webinar 3/21/2017 10:30 AM  11:30 AM  The Medicare 102 webinar will help suppliers with handling situations after claims have been submitted. Learn how to handle unprocessable claims, denied or rejected claims, what to look for on the Remittance Advice and more!
Surgical Dressings Webinar 3/22/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for surgical dressings.
Reopenings and Redeterminations Webinar 3/23/2017 10:30 AM  11:30 AM  This webinar will guide the attendee through the process of handling claim denials from both a Reopenings and a Redeterminations perspective.
Power Mobility Devices Webinar 3/28/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for power mobility devices.
Wheelchair Options Webinar 3/29/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for wheelchair options and accessories.
Wheelchair Seating Webinar 3/30/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for wheelchair seating.
State/Regional Association Meeting
Event Name Date Start Time End Time Location Details
MAMES 2017 Medicare Workshop 2/21/2017 08:00 AM  03:00 PM  Table 100 Conference Center, Flowood, MS Michael Hanna, Provider Relations Senior Analyst, will represent CGS at the Mississippi Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers 2017 Medicare Workshop on February 21, 2017. Michael will conduct this all-day Medicare workshop outlining recent changes in the Medicare program, CERT data and documentation requirements. C2C Solutions will also make brief presentations. Please go to www.mames-org.com for registration information.
Tradeshow
Event Name Date Start Time End Time Location Details
Medtrade Spring 2017 2/28/2017 09:00 AM CST 05:00 PM CST Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV The four DME MACs, the CBIC, CEDI, the NSC and the QIC contractor will attend the Medtrade Exposition held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 28 and March 1, 2017. The exhibition hall will be open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pacific on February 28, 2017, and from 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific on March 1, 2017. Stop by booth 1144 to see your Medicare contractors and get your questions answered. Medtrade will present a wide range of educational sessions on Monday, February 27, 2017, and Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Go to www.medtrade.com for the full schedule! Medicare contractors will present four sessions under the “Medicare Updates” track. The Medicare Updates track is open to all conference and expo attendees! February 27, 2017 all times are Pacific: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Location – South Seas H – The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor presents “Competitive Bidding Program Updates” 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, Location – South Seas J - DME MAC CERT Outreach and Education Task Force will present, “Where Do The Errors Fall?” February 28, 2017 all times are Pacific: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Location – South Seas G – The NSC presents “DMEPOS Supplier Enrollment Updates” 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Location – South Seas J – The DME MACs present “Your Medicare Updates.” This session includes a presentation by the QIC contractor, C2C Solutions and their Telephone Reopenings Demonstration Project. Visit www.medtrade.com today to register for the exposition and view the entire conference schedule.
AAOP Annual Meeting 3/4/2017 08:00 AM  09:30 AM  Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL The DME CERT Outreach and Education Task Force will present a session on CERT errors and Medicare requirements in orthotics and prosthetics categories at the 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. The DME CERT Task Force session is scheduled for March 4, 2017, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM Central. The 43rd annual meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Conference Center, Chicago, Illinois, March 1 – 4, 2017. The Academy has many educational opportunities for industry professionals as well as an exhibit hall. DME MAC POE representatives will also be available at the exhibit hall for questions from meeting attendees. Please visit www.oandp.org or www.academyannualmeeting.org for registration and the full meeting schedule. Remember to use AAOP2017 in your social media posts about the meeting! The DME CERT Outreach and Education Task Force is comprised of members from the DME MACs whose goal is to decrease the overall CERT error rate through education. DME MAC Provider Outreach and Education staff will be available during exhibition hall hours at Table 394 to answer your DME Medicare-related questions. Be sure and stop by to meet us!
Partner-Sponsored Workshops
Event Name Date Start Time End Time Location Details
Cahaba Part B 2017 Medicare Expo 4/18/2017 12:45 PM  02:00 PM  Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN Michael Hanna, Provider Relations Senior Analyst, will represent CGS at the Cahaba 2017 Part B Medicare Expo in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on April 18, 2017. Michael will conduct a presentation detailing documentation requirements from a DME perspective to practitioners and their office staff. Cahaba is the MAC for Part A and Part B for Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. click this link for more information about the event: http://www.cahabagba.com/news/2017-medicare-expo-registration-open/.
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