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January 26, 2009

Products Available from the CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN)

Now Available to Order free of charge from the CMS Medicare Learning Network (CMS)!

The ABCs of Providing the Initial Preventive Physical Examination Quick Reference Information Chart (January 2009). This handy two-sided laminated chart can be used by Medicare fee-for-service physicians and qualified non-physician practitioners as a guide when providing the initial preventive physical examination (IPPE) (also known as the "Welcome to Medicare" Physical Exam or the "Welcome to Medicare" Visit). The two-sided reference identifies the components and elements of the IPPE; provides eligibility requirements, procedure codes to use when filing claims, FAQs, and suggestions for preparing patients for the IPPE; and lists references for additional information. To view, download and print this resource, please go to the CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/MPS_QRI_IPPE001a.pdf. To order free of charge, visit http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/01_Overview.asp, scroll down to "Related Links Inside CMS" and select "MLN Product Ordering Page."

The Medicare Preventive Services Quick Reference Information Chart (January 2009). This two-sided laminated chart gives Medicare fee-for-service physicians, providers, suppliers, and other health care professionals a quick reference to Medicare's preventive services. To view, download and print this resource, please go to the CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/MPS_QuickReferenceChart_1.pdf. To order free of charge, visit http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/01_Overview.asp, scroll down to "Related Links Inside CMS" and select "MLN Product Ordering Page."