MLN Connects® for August 4, 2016
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August 4, 2016

MLN Connects® for August 4, 2016

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News & Announcements

  • Hospital IPPS and LTCH PPS Final Rule Policy and Payment Changes for FY 2017
  • SNFs: Final FY 2017 Payment and Policy Changes
  • Hospice Benefit: Final FY 2017 Payment and Policy Changes
  • IRFs: Final FY 2017 Payment and Policy Changes
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities: Final FY 2017 Payment and Policy Changes
  • CMS Announces Next Phase in Largest-ever Initiative to Improve Primary Care in America
  • CMS Extends, Expands Fraud-Fighting Enrollment Moratoria Efforts in Six States
  • First Release of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating on Hospital Compare
  • Home Health Agencies: New PEPPER Available
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs: New PEPPER Available
  • Physician Compare: 2014 Quality Data Available
  • Teaching Hospital Closures: Apply for Resident Slots by October 31, 2016
  • PQRS: EIDM Accounts Required to Access Feedback Reports and 2015 Annual QRURs
  • Replacement of Accessories for Beneficiary-Owned CPAP Device or RAD
  • Administrative Simplification Statutes and Regulations
  • ICD-10 Coding Resources
  • Vaccines are Not Just for Kids

Provider Compliance

  • Hospital Discharge Day Management Services

Upcoming Events

  • PQRS Feedback Reports and Informal Review Process for Program Year 2015 Results Call – August 10
  • Data Collection on Resources Used in Furnishing Global Services Information Session – August 11
  • IMPACT Act: Data Elements and Measure Development Call – August 31
  • National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI Call – September 15

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • Remittance Advice Information: An Overview Fact Sheet – Reminder
  • Medicare Costs at a Glance: 2016 Educational Tool – Revised

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