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November 15, 2011

Updates from the Medicare Learning Network®

"Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System" Fact Sheet Revised

The "Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment SystemExternal PDF" Fact Sheet (ICN 006821) has been revised. It includes the following information: background and elements of the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System.

The "Medicare Information for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Physician Assistants" Booklet Revised

The "Medicare Information for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Physician AssistantsExternal PDF" booklet (ICN 901623) has been revised. This publication is designed to provide education on services furnished by advanced practice registered nurses, anesthesiologist assistants, and physician assistants. It includes the following information about Medicare requirements for these provider types: required qualifications, coverage criteria, billing, and payment.

"The 2010 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)" Booklet Now Available

"The 2010 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)External PDF" Booklet (ICN 907207) is now available in downloadable format from the Medicare Learning Network®. This booklet is a compilation of CMS' various educational resources relevant to the 2010 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI).

Reminder: MLN Provider Exhibit Program

The Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) will be exhibiting at the Gerontological Society of America's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting Friday, November 18, 2011 through Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the John B. Hayes Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA, in booth #221. Please make a note of the dates and location and add them to your calendar!

If you are interested in having a CMS MLN® exhibit at your event, contact us at MLNExhibits@CMS.hhs.gov

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