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Modified: 4/20/2017
This edition includes information regarding the revised CMS-588 and a new email address for questions about the beneficiary notice initiative. Also included is an announcement that April is national minority health month.
Modified: 4/17/2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes 2018 payment and policy updates for Medicare hospital admissions and releases a request for information. The proposed rule seeks transparency, flexibility, program simplification, and innovation to transform the Medicare program.
Modified: 4/13/2017
This edition includes information regarding the April 2017 OPPS Pricer, billing for ambulance transports, the quality payment program (QPP) web-based training course, and information on new and revised Medicare Learning Network publications.
Modified: 4/6/2017
This edition includes information regarding the home health services pre-claim review demonstration pause, announcements of upcoming CMS events, and information on several new and revised Medicare Learning Network publications.
Modified: 4/5/2017
This special edition eNews is provided by home health and hospice MACs and A/B MACs for their provider community regarding the Home Health Pre-Claim Review Demonstration.
Modified: 3/30/2017
This edition includes information regarding billing for stem cell transplants, announcements of upcoming CMS events including two Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO calls, and information on several new and revised Medicare Learning Network publications.
Modified: 3/23/2017
This edition includes information regarding awareness of chronic care management, the preventive services CMS Provider Minute video, upcoming events, and revised articles, tools, and booklets.
Modified: 3/16/2017
This edition includes information regarding the revised enrollment application for ordering and referring providers, the release of a comparative billing report on sudomotor function testing, guidance on inpatient skilled nursing facility denials, and a payment correction for chronic care management services in rural health centers and federally-qualified health centers.
Modified: 3/9/2017
This edition includes information regarding Implementation of CMS Ruling: Classification of Therapeutic Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) as "Durable Medical Equipment" under Medicare Part B and Exceptions to the Moratorium on Increasing Beds in Existing Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH)s or LTCH Satellite Facilities under Section 15004 of the 21st Century Cures Act.
Modified: 3/2/2017
This edition includes information regarding calls about home health quality reporting and the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care, an announcement that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a reminder about the MREP software fact sheet.
Modified: 2/23/2017
This edition includes information regarding a webinar on comparative billing reports for physical therapy services, a call on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care, and updates on outpatient observation notice instructions.
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