MLN Connects® for Thursday, October 6, 2016
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MLN Connects® Provider eNews for Thursday, October 6, 2016

MLN Connects® for Thursday, October 6, 2016

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News & Announcements

  • CMS Finalizes Improvements in Care, Safety, and Consumer Protections for Long-Term Care Facility Residents
  • CMS Awards $347 Million to Continue Progress toward a Safer Health Care System
  • HH Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings and HH Compare Preview Reports Available
  • New Electronic Appeals System: MOD E-File Available
  • New EHR Contract Guide and Health IT Playbook
  • EHR Incentive Programs: Learn About Important Changes
  • EHR Incentive Programs: 2016 CQM Requirements
  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Provider Compliance

  • Automatic External Defibrillators: Inadequate Medical Record Documentation 

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Billing for Influenza: New CPT Code 90674 

Upcoming Events

  • IMPACT Act: Data Elements and Measure Development Call — October 13
  • Physician Compare Public Reporting Information Sessions — October 18 and 19
  • 2015 Supplemental QRUR Physician Feedback Program Call — October 20
  • Long-Term Care Facilities: Reform of Requirements Call — October 27
  • How to Report Across 2016 Medicare Quality Programs Call — November 1 

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • Medicare Part B Drug Average Sales Price Reporting by Manufacturers – Blending National Drug Codes MLN Matters® Article — New
  • Medicare Parts A & B Appeals Process Booklet — Revised
  • Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries Booklet — Revised


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