MLN Connects® for Thursday, April 5, 2018
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April 5, 2018

MLN Connects® for Thursday, April 5, 2018

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News & Announcements

  • New Medicare Card Project – Important Updates
  • Bipartisan Budget Act: CMS Reprocessing Impacted Claims
  • Reducing Provider Burden: Send us Your Feedback
  • MIPS Group Web Interface and CAHPS Survey: Register by June 30
  • MIPS APM: Resources for Performance Year 2018
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: New Resources
  • Administrative Simplification: Electronic Transactions
  • Opioids: CDC Online Training Series
  • Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments: CDC Vital Signs Report
  • Help Prevent Alcohol Misuse or Abuse
  • Reduce the Risk of Falls in Elderly Patients

Provider Compliance

  • Hospice Election Statements Lack Required Information or Have Other Vulnerabilities — Reminder

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • HCPCS Code Set Modifications

Upcoming Events

  • Cultural Competence: Meeting LTSS Needs of Beneficiaries Webinar — April 12
  • Safe and Effective Use of Medications in Older Adults Webinar — April 18
  • Managing Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders Webinar — May 16

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • Institutional Billing for No Cost Items MLN Matters Article — New
  • Proper Coding for Specimen Validity Testing Billed in Combination with Drug Testing MLN Matters Article — New
  • SNF ABN MLN Matters Article — New
  • SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program Updated MLN Matters Article — New
  • Dementia Care Call: Audio Recording and Transcript — New
  • Medicare FFS Response to the 2017 California Wildfires MLN Matters Article — Updated
  • Medicare FFS Response to the 2017 Southern California Wildfires MLN Matters Article — Updated
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facility PPS Booklet — Revised
  • Medicare Enrollment for Providers Who Solely Order, Certify, or Prescribe Booklet — Revised
  • 2018 Medicare Part C and Part D Reporting Requirements and Data Validation Web-Based Training Course — Revised
  • Medicare Parts A & B Appeals Process Booklet — Reminder
  • Looking for Educational Materials?

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