MLN Connects® for April 07, 2016
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April 7, 2016

MLN Connects® for April 07, 2016

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In This Edition:

MLN Connects® Events

  • Open Payments 2016: Prepare to Review Reported Data Call — Last Chance to Register
  • IMPACT Act: Data Element Library Call — Last Chance to Register
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO Application Process Call — Register Now
  • 2016 PQRS Reporting: Avoiding 2018 Negative Payment Adjustments Call — Register Now
  • National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI Call — Register Now

Other CMS Events

  • March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee: Comments on Proposals due April 8

Medicare Learning Network® Publications and Multimedia

  • Medicare Shared Savings Program and Rural Providers Fact Sheet — Revised
  • ACOs: What Providers Need to Know Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Improving Quality of Care for Medicare Patients: ACOs Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Federally Qualified Health Center Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Critical Access Hospital Booklet — Revised
  • DMEPOS Information for Pharmacies Fact Sheet — Reminder
  • Safeguard Your Identity and Privacy Using PECOS Fact Sheet — Reminder


  • Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Launched
  • CMS Invites QIN-QIOs to Submit Special Innovation Projects
  • Open Payments: Physician and Teaching Hospital Review and Dispute Period Began April 1
  • Join the Million Hearts® Model: Letter of Intent due April 15
  • CMS to Release a CBR on Modifiers 24 and 25 for General Surgeons in April
  • 2016 PQRS GPRO Registration Open through June 30
  • 2015 Mid-Year QRURs Available
  • Find Information on the SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program
  • April Quarterly Provider Update Available
  • Help Prevent Alcohol Misuse or Abuse

Claims, Pricers, and Codes

  • April 2016 Outpatient PPS Pricer File Available

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