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February 5, 2019

2019 Part B Provider Outreach and Education (POE) Advisory Groups Membership Drive

CGS is pleased to announce its 2019 Part B Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Groups (POE-AG) membership drive. We are required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to support and maintain a POE-AG. CGS is currently accepting new member applications for the CGS J15 Part B POE AG. If you are interested in being a part of this important committee, please read the Purpose and Goals of the POE Advisory Group and the responsibilities shown below.

Purpose and Goals of the POE-AG

The primary function of the Advisory Group is to assist the contractor in the creation, implementation, and review of provider education strategies and efforts. The Advisory Group provides input and feedback on training topics, provider education materials, and dates and locations of provider education workshops and events. The group also identifies salient provider education issues, and recommends effective means of information dissemination to all appropriate providers and their staff, including the use of the PCC to disseminate information to providers. The Advisory Group shall be used as a provider education consultant resource, and not as an approval or sanctioning authority. Reference: CMS Medicare Contractor Beneficiary and Provider Communications Manual (Pub. 100-09), chapter 6, section 20.6.1External PDF.

Advisory Group meetings are scheduled quarterly. Members have the option to attend in person or participate via teleconference. The CGS POE team sets up and arranges all meetings, produces and distributes meeting agendas, documents and minutes.

POE-AG membership is open to:

  • Part B physician association representatives
  • Part B Compliance Officers
  • Key personnel who submit Part B claims to CGS

POE AG members' responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in scheduled quarterly Part B POE-AG meetings.
  • Identify and discuss educational needs on behalf of Medicare Part B providers and their staffs
  • Assist CGS with planning educational outreach through a selection of topics and educational venues, and when appropriate, provide input regarding website enhancements pertaining to Part B education
  • Commit to a minimum a one year of membership (through calendar year 2019)

Application Process

If you would like to serve on this special and creative committee, please apply through the Part B POE-AG Membership portal.

  • The portal will close Thursday, February 28, 2019.
  • The application process is brief and your information remains private.
  • The POE team will review the applications and respond to all prospective members.

Dedication and commitment are keys to the success of this group. Please be prepared to attend all meetings shown below.

Part B POE AG Meetings

  • March 12, 2019
  • June 11, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • December 10, 2019

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