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July 28, 2016

MLN Connects® for July 28, 2016

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News & Announcements

  • Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings: Evaluation of National Distributions
  • Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model
  • New Payment Models and Rewards for Better Care at Lower Cost
  • $42 Billion Saved in Medicare and Medicaid Primarily Through Prevention
  • SNF Quarterly Reports Available through Nursing Home Compare
  • SNF QRP: Requirements for the FY 2018 Reporting Year Fact Sheet Available
  • EHR Incentive Programs: Submit Comments on CY 2017 Hospital OPPS and ASC Proposed Rule by September 6
  • World Hepatitis Day: Medicare Coverage for Viral Hepatitis

Provider Compliance

  • Home Health Care: Proper Certification Required

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • July 2016 OPPS Pricer File Update

Upcoming Events

  • ESRD QIP: Reviewing Your Facility's PY 2017 Performance Data Call – August 2
  • Special Open Door Forum: Open Payments Notice to Inform Future Rulemaking – August 2
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Webinar – August 9
  • IRF Quality Reporting Program Provider Training – August 9 and 10
  • PQRS Feedback Reports and Informal Review Process for Program Year 2015 Results Call – August 10
  • Comparative Billing Report on IHC and Special Stains Webinar – August 10
  • LTCH Quality Reporting Program Provider Training – August 11
  • SNF Quality Reporting Program Provider Training – August 24
  • Comparative Billing Report on Modifier 25: Physician Assistant Webinar – August 24
  • IMPACT Act: Data Elements and Measure Development Call – August 31

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • Protecting Patient Personal Health Information MLN Matters Article – New
  • SNF Quality Reporting Program Call: Audio Recording and Transcript – New
  • Medicare Coverage of Items and Services Furnished to Beneficiaries in Custody under a Penal Authority Fact Sheet – Revised
  • Electronic Mailing Lists: Keeping Health Care Professionals Informed Fact Sheet – Revised
  • SNF Billing Reference Fact Sheet – Reminder
  • Suite of Products & Resources for Compliance Officers Educational Tool – Reminder
  • Suite of Products & Resources for Educators & Students Educational Tool – Reminder
  • Suite of Products & Resources for Inpatient Hospitals Educational Tool – Reminder
  • Suite of Products & Resources for Billers & Coders Educational Tool – Reminder

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