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Last Modified: 12/7/2017 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

MLN Connects® for December 7, 2017

News & Announcements

First Breakthrough-Designated Test to Detect Extensive Number of Cancer Biomarkers
CMS Finalizes Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Changes, Cancels Episode Payment Models & Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model
Updated Medicare Part D Opioid Drug Mapping Tool
Quality and Cost Measures under Consideration: CMS Releases List for 2018 Pre-rulemaking
Hospice Provider Preview Reports: Review by December 30
Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application Deadline: December 31
IRF and LTCH Provider Preview Reports: Review by January 3
New PEPPER Available for Short-term Acute Care Hospitals
Quality Payment Program Resources
Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy for MIPS Clinicians in 2017
Targeted Probe and Educate Limits MAC Medical Record Reviews
Medical Record Documentation: Helpful Clinical Templates and Data Elements
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary: HETS and Remittance Advice
National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 3 through 9
National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 3 through 9

Provider Compliance

Hospital Discharge Day Management Services CMS Provider Minute Video — Reminder

Claims, Pricers & Codes

January 2018 Average Sales Price Files Available

Upcoming Events

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model Expansion Orientation Webinar — December 13
National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI Call — December 14
Home Health QRP: Proposed Removal of Influenza Vaccination Measure from Home Health Quality of Patient Care Star Rating Webinar — December 14

Medicare Learning Network Publications & Multimedia

DMEPOS Quality Standards Educational Tool – Revised
Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage Interactive Tutorial Educational Tool — Revised
Medicare Advance Written Notices of Noncoverage Booklet — Revised
How to Use the Searchable Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Booklet — Revised
Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Booklet — Revised
Power Mobility Devices Booklet — Revised
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