MLN Connects® Provider eNews for January 7, 2016
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January 6, 2016

MLN Connects® for January 7, 2016

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In This Edition:

MLN Connects® Events

  • ESRD QIP: Payment Year 2019 Final Rule Call — Register Now
  • Collecting Data on Global Surgery as Required by MACRA Listening Session — Register Now
  • IMPACT Act: Connecting Post-Acute Care across the Care Continuum Call — Register Now
  • New Audio Recordings and Transcripts Available
  • Stay Informed about Medicare Program Changes

Other CMS Events

  • Comparative Billing Report on Home E/M Services Webinar

Medicare Learning Network® Publications and Multimedia

  • FY 2017 and After Payments to Hospice Agencies That Do Not Submit Required Quality Data MLN Matters® Article — Released
  • Remittance Advice Resources and FAQs Fact Sheet — New
  • Medicare Overpayments Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Medicare Vision Services Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Services Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Medicare Enrollment Guidelines for Ordering/Referring Providers Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Certificate of Medical Necessity Web-Based Training Course — Revised
  • New Educational Web Guides Fast Fact


  • Medicare FFS Utilization and Payment Data Available for HHAs
  • CMS Finalizes Rule Creating Prior Authorization Process for Certain DMEPOS Items
  • CMS Quality Measure Development Plan
  • Improving the Submission of Quality Data to CMS Quality Reporting Programs
  • Pilot Project to Test Improving Patients’ Health by Addressing Their Social Needs
  • EHR Incentive Programs: 2015 Program Year Attestation Begins January 4
  • PQRS: Submission Timeframes for 2015 Data
  • PQRS: Self-Nomination for 2016 Qualified Registries and QCDRs Open through January 31
  • IRF Data Submission Deadline Extended to February 15
  • LTCH Data Submission Deadline Extended to February 15
  • LTCH QRP: FAQs and Provider Training Materials Available
  • Hospice Item Set Timeliness Compliance Threshold Fact Sheet Available
  • Improving the Documentation of Chiropractic Services Video
  • Reporting the Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Measure for Program Year 2015
  • CMS to Release a Comparative Billing Report on Domiciliary E/M Services in January
  • January Quarterly Provider Update Available
  • Get Your Patients Off to a Healthy Start in 2016
  • Continue Seasonal Influenza Vaccination through January and Beyond

Claims, Pricers, and Codes

  • Holding of 2016 Date-of-Service Claims for Services Paid Under the 2016 MPFS
  • Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for CY 2016
  • Clarification for Coding Relating to Cologuard
  • January 2016 OPPS Pricer File Available
  • January 2016 FQHC Pricer Files Available
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Claims Editing Incorrectly
  • Pharmacogenomic Testing for Warfarin Responsiveness Claims Editing Incorrectly
  • Adjustments to Correct Home Health Claim Payments

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