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MLN Connects®

Modified: 11/16/2017
This edition includes information regarding new content added on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website to assist with transitioning to the new Medicare card beginning April 1.
Modified: 11/9/2017
This edition includes resources available in transitioning to the new Medicare cards, which includes display material and handouts to alert patients about the new Medicare card.
Modified: 11/3/2017
CMS finalizes four rules affecting calendar year (CY) 2018 payment & quality programs.
Modified: 11/2/2017
This edition includes information on changes to the Administrative Simplification Enforcement and Testing Tool (ASETT), which is a web-based application which enables individuals or organizations to file a complaint against a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) covered entity for potential non-compliance with the HIPAA-adopted transactions, code sets, unique identifiers, and operating rules.
Modified: 10/26/2017
This edition includes information regarding a new online web-based training course on the 2017 Quality Payment Program.
Modified: 10/19/2017
This edition includes information on upcoming events on the definition and requirements of a hospital, the new Medicare card project, and the skilled nursing facility value-based purchasing program.
Modified: 10/12/2017
This edition includes information on a new interactive tool where 2017 Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) participants can look up their Qualifying APM Participant (QP) status. In addition, find information regarding updates to the new Medicare card overview webpage, which includes a snapshot of project milestones.
Modified: 10/4/2017
This edition includes information on an addendum to the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM), which will affect electronic reporting of eCQMs.
Modified: 9/28/2017
This edition includes information on the influenza and pneumococcal vaccination codes for 2017-2018 in addition to the corresponding payment rates.
Modified: 9/21/2017
This special edition MLN Connects® announces the release of a special edition article related to CMS’ plans to support relief efforts in United States Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for impacts from Hurricane Maria.
Modified: 9/21/2017
This edition provides additional information regarding the transition to new Medicare numbers and cards, which includes the new Medicare card design.
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