MLN Connects® for February 4, 2016
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February 4, 2016

MLN Connects® for February 4, 2016

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In This Edition:

MLN Connects® Events

  • New Audio Recordings and Transcripts Available

Other CMS Events

  • Medicare Quality Reporting Programs Webinar: What Eligible Providers Need to Know in 2016

Medicare Learning Network® Publications and Multimedia

  • Prohibition on Balance Billing Dually Eligible Individuals Enrolled in the QMB Program MLN Matters® Article — Revised
  • Implementation of Fingerprint-Based Background Checks MLN Matters Article — Revised
  • The Medicare Home Health Benefit Web-Based Training Course — Revised
  • Remittance Advice Information: An Overview Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notices Booklet — Revised
  • How to Use the Searchable Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Booklet — Revised


  • CMS Announces Proposed Improvements to Medicare Shared Savings Program
  • CMS Releases Home Health Patient Experience of Care Star Ratings
  • New Proposal to Give Providers and Employers Access to Information to Drive Quality and Patient Care Improvement
  • Comment Period for IMPACT Act Measures Extended to February 5
  • Comment Period for RFI on Reporting of Quality Measures Extended to February 16
  • Hospice, IRF, LTCH, SNF, HHA: QIES System Downtime from March 16 through 21
  • Register in Open Payments System to Review and Dispute 2015 Data
  • 2015 PQRS Data: Submission Deadlines
  • Applying for an EHR Hardship Exception: FAQs
  • Temporary Moratoria Extended on Enrollment of New Home Health Agencies and Part B Ambulance Suppliers
  • Stop Hepatitis C Virus Transmission in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
  • Flu Season Begins: Severe Influenza Illness Reported
  • February is American Heart Month

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