MLN Connects® for March 3, 2016
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March 3, 2016

MLN Connects® for March 3, 2016

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In This Edition:

MLN Connects® Events

  • Medicare Shared Savings Program Listening Session: Proposed Rule on Revised Benchmark Rebasing Methodology— Reminder

Medicare Learning Network® Publications and Multimedia

  • Provider Enrollment Revalidation: Cycle 2 MLN Matters® Article — New
  • CMS Quality Conference 2015: Industry Leaders Discuss IMPACT Act Video — New
  • CMS Provider Minute: Multiple Same Day Surgeries and Modifier 51 Video — New
  • Home Health Prospective Payment System Booklet — Revised
  • Suite of Products & Resources for Rural Health Providers Educational Tool — Revised
  • DMEPOS Quality Standards Booklet — Reminder


  • Major Commitments from Healthcare Industry to Make Electronic Health Records Work Better
  • Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process
  • CMS to Release a Comparative Billing Report on Non-invasive Vascular Studies in March
  • EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline Extended to July 1
  • EHR Incentive Programs: FAQs on Public Health Reporting Requirements
  • ICD-10 Next Steps Toolkit
  • Antipsychotic Drug use in Nursing Homes: Trend Update
  • “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” During National Nutrition Month® and Beyond

Claims, Pricers, and Codes

  • Mandatory Payment Reduction of 2% Continues until Further Notice for the Medicare FFS Program – “Sequestration”

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