MLN Connects® for March 10, 2016
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March 10, 2016

MLN Connects® for March 10, 2016

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In This Edition:

MLN Connects® Events

  • Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO: Preparing to Apply for 2017 Call — Registration Opening Soon
  • IMPACT Act: Data Element Library Call — Registration Now Open
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO Application Process Call — Registration Opening Soon

Medicare Learning Network® Publications and Multimedia

  • Videos on Medicare Quality Reporting — New
  • Swing Bed Services Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Rural Health Clinic Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Diagnosis Coding: Using the ICD-9 Web-Based Training — Revised


  • CMS Proposes to Test New Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Models
  • HHS Reaches Goal of Tying 30 Percent of Medicare Payments to Quality Ahead of Schedule
  • 2016 Value Modifier Results and Upward Payment Adjustment Factor
  • Open Payments System Registration for Physicians and Teaching Hospitals
  • 2015 PQRS Data Submission Deadlines
  • EHR Incentive Programs: Attest to 2015 Program Requirements by March 11
  • Hospice, IRF, LTCH, SNF, HHA: QIES System Downtime from March 16 through 21
  • Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings TEP Call for Nominations through March 18
  • Home Health Agencies: Register for HHCAHPS before April 1
  • Next Generation ACO Model Second Application Cycle: Letter of Intent due May 2
  • New ST PEPPER Available
  • Five Ways Patients Can Become Informed Medicare Consumers
  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Claims, Pricers, and Codes

  • April 2016 Average Sales Price Files Available

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