MLN Connects Updates: April 9, 2015

Palmetto GBA has released their MLN Connects® Provider eNews for April 9, 2015:

In This Edition

MLN Connects® National Provider Calls

  • Open Payments (Sunshine Act) 2015: Prepare to Review Reported Data — Last Chance to Register
  • How to Register for the PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option in 2015 — Last Chance to Register
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO: Application Process — Register Now

CMS Events

  • Volunteer for ICD-10 End-to-End Testing in July — Forms Due April 17
  • Webinar for Comparative Billing Report on Ophthalmology

Announcements

  • Results From March 2015 ICD-10 Acknowledgement Testing Week
  • Prepare for a Successful Transition to ICD-10 with Medicare Testing Resources
  • 2015 PV-PQRS GPRO Registration is Now Open
  • Open Payments Physician and Teaching Hospital Review and Dispute Period Began April 6
  • EHR Stage 3 Proposed Rule: Comment Period Closes May 29
  • Medscape Article for CME Credit: Public Reporting on Quality and Payments

Claims, Pricers, and Codes

  • Mass Adjustment of OPPS Claims with APC 1448
  • April 2015 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Pricer File Update
  • January 2015 PPS Provider Data Available — Revised

Medicare Learning Network® Educational Products

  • “Food and Drug Administration Approval of First Biosimilar Product” MLN Matters® Article —Released
  • “Discontinued Coverage of Vacuum Erection Systems (VES) Prosthetic Devices in Accordance with the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” MLN Matters® Article — Released
  • “Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Claims Coding & CY2015 per Diem Payment Rates” MLN Matters® Article — Released
  • “Medicare Information for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Physician Assistants” Booklet — Revised
  • “The ABCs of the Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE)” Educational Tool — Revised
  • “The ABCs of the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)” Educational Tool — Revised

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