MLN Connects® for Thursday, December 22, 2016
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December 22, 2016

MLN Connects® Provider eNews for Thursday, December 22, 2016

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News & Announcements

  • Increased Transparency and Quality Information via New Compare Sites and Data Updates
  • Additional Opportunities for Clinicians under the Quality Payment Program
  • HHS Finalizes New Medicare Alternative Payment Models
  • CMS Releases Second Year of Home Health Utilization and Payment Data
  • Hospice Quality Measure Reports Available
  • New ST PEPPER Available
  • First Two DME Items Subject to Prior Authorization
  • Part D Prescribers: Date Change and Phased Enforcement
  • 2017 eCQM Logic Flows for Eligible Clinicians Available
  • EHR Incentive Programs: Prepare for 2016 Attestation
  • EHR Incentive Programs FAQs on 2017 OPPS/ASC Final Rule

Provider Compliance

  • Office of Inspector General Exclusion Authorities

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Pricing and Payment Changes for DME Infusion Drugs Effective January 1, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • IRF-PAI Therapy Information Data Collection Call — January 12
  • ESRD QIP: Payment Year 2020 Final Rule Call — January 17
  • Home Health Groupings Model Technical Report Call — January 18
  • Comparative Billing Report Webinar on Knee Orthoses — February 8

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • Continuation of HH Probe and Educate Medical Review Strategy MLN Matters® Article — New
  • Dementia Care and QAPI Call: Audio Recording and Transcript — New
  • ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Code Sets Educational Tool — Revised
  • Medicare Billing: 837P and Form CMS-1500 Fact Sheet — Revised
  • DMEPOS Accreditation Fact Sheet — Reminder
  • MREP Software Fact Sheet — Reminder
  • Continuing Education Credits for Web-Based Training Courses

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