MLN Connects® for April 28, 2016
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April 28, 2016

MLN Connects® for April 28, 2016

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In This Edition:

MLN Connects® Events

  • How to Register for the 2016 PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option Call – Last Chance to Register
  • 2015 Mid-Year QRURs Webcast – Register Now
  • New Audio Recordings and Transcripts Available

Other CMS Events

  • Comparative Billing Report on Subsequent Nursing Facility E/M Services Webinar
  • Comparative Billing Report on Modifiers 24 and 25: General Surgeons Webinar
  • Medicare Learning Network® Publications and Multimedia
  • Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Booklet – Revised
  • New Educational Web Guides Fast Fact


  • IRFs: Proposed FY 2017 Payment and Policy Changes
  • SNFs: Proposed FY 2017 Payment and Policy Changes
  • Hospice Benefit: Proposed FY 2017 Updates to the Wage Index and Payment Rates
  • Open Payments: Physician and Teaching Hospital Review and Dispute Period Began April 1
  • Nursing Homes, IRFs, and LTCHs: Comment on New Quality Measures by May 6
  • Hospitals: Submit Comments on New EHR Measure by May 15
  • Next Generation ACO Model Letter of Intent Deadline Extended to May 20
  • 2016 PQRS GPRO Registration Open through June 30
  • Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Quarterly QAO Interim Reports Available
  • 2015 Mid-Year QRURs Available
  • Track and Improve Your ICD-10 Progress
  • Hand Hygiene Day is May 5

Claims, Pricers, and Codes

  • Reprocessing Claims for Audiology Services
  • Prolonged Drug and Biological Infusions Using an External Pump

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