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MLN Connects®

Modified: 1/19/2017
In this edition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces that over 40 million Medicare beneficiaries utilized free preventive services in 2016. CMS also releases its Medicare quarterly provider compliance newsletter.
Modified: 1/12/2017
In this edition, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces its strategy in addressing the growing epidemic of opioid addiction. CMS also releases a compliance video on how to properly submit claims and documentation for CT Scans.
Modified: 1/5/2017
This edition announces a new name and design of the MLN Connects for 2017.
Modified: 12/22/2016
This edition includes information on the new Compare websites for inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals. Also included is information about new opportunities to join advanced alternative payment models.
Modified: 12/15/2016
This edition provides a link to an updated draft list of patient relationship categories and codes; comments on draft due by January 6. Also included is how the October ICD-10 updates impacted quality measures and the decision regarding upcoming payment adjustments.
Modified: 12/8/2016
This edition outlines Medicare coverage of the influenza vaccine and stage 3 program requirements for the electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs in 2017 and beyond.
Modified: 12/1/2016
This edition provides information on the annual list of measures under consideration for pre-rulemaking.
Modified: 11/23/2016
This edition provides information on the new online tool that allows data to be electronically shared for the Medicare Quality Payment program making it easier for other organizations to retrieve and maintain the program’s measures and enable them to build applications for clinicians and their practices.
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