MLN Connects® for Thursday, December 6, 2018
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December 6, 2018

MLN Connects® for Thursday, December 6, 2018

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News & Announcements

  • CMS Strengthens Nursing Home Oversight and Safety to Ensure Adequate Staffing
  • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Results for FY 2019
  • Physician Compare Preview Period Open through December 31
  • QRURs and PQRS Feedback Reports: Access Ends December 31
  • Quality Payment Program: Check Your Final 2018 MIPS Eligibility Status
  • Quality Payment Program: MIPS Resources
  • Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment Toolkit
  • PEPPERs for Short-term Acute Care Hospitals
  • eCQM Resources for the 2019 Performance Period
  • Updated QRDA I Conformance Statement Resource for Hospital Submissions
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 2 through 8
  • National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 2 through 8

Provider Compliance

  • Cardiac Device Credits: Medicare Billing – Reminder

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • HETS to Release MSP Diagnosis Codes Starting December 8
  • January 2019 Average Sales Price Files

Upcoming Events

  • SNF PPS: New Patient Driven Payment Model Call – December 11
  • Hospice Public Reporting Webinar – December 13

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • New Medicare Webpage on Patient Driven Payment Model MLN Matters Article – New
  • Ambulance Inflation Factor for CY 2019 and Productivity Adjustment MLN Matters Article – New
  • ICD-10 and Other Coding Revisions to NCDs MLN Matters Article – New
  • Implementation of Bundled Payment for Multi-Component DME MLN Matters Article – New
  • NCD 20.4 Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators MLN Matters Article – New
  • New Telehealth Modifier for Individuals with Stroke MLN Matters Article – New
  • New Waived Tests MLN Matters Article – New
  • NCCI Procedure-to-Procedure Edits, Version 25.0: Quarterly Update MLN Matters Article – New
  • IRF PPS Call: Audio Recording and Transcript – New
  • Physician Fee Schedule Call: Audio Recording and Transcript – New
  • NGACO Model Post Discharge Home Visit HCPCS MLN Matters Article – Revised
  • HIPAA Basics for Providers: Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules Fact Sheet – Revised

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