MLN Connects® for August 18, 2016
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August 18, 2016

MLN Connects® for August 18, 2016

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News & Announcements

  • CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings
  • IMPACT Act Standardized Assessment Data: Comments due August 26
  • Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice: Public Comment Period Ends September 1
  • Open Payments: Limited Time for Physicians to Dispute 2015 Data
  • Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
  • Administrative Simplification: Adopted Standards and Operating Rules

Provider Compliance

  • Nasal Endoscopy

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • 2017 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Code Updates
  • Hospice Claim Adjustments Will Correct Routine Home Care Day Count

Upcoming Events

  • IRF and LTCH Quality Reporting Program: Public Reporting Webinar — August 23
  • Global Surgery Proposed Data Collection Town Hall — August 25
  • IMPACT Act: Data Elements and Measure Development Call — August 31
  • SNF Quality Reporting Program Webcast — September 14
  • National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI Call — September 15

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Guidance to Laboratories for Collecting and Reporting Data for the Private Payor Rate-Based Payment System MLN Matters Article — New
  • ESRD QIP Call: Audio Recording and Transcript — New
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) EDI Standards Web-Based Training Course — Revised

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