MLN Connects Provider eNews: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reprinted with permission from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019. In this issue, learn about the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier, and find out how to prepare.

News & Announcements

  • Social Security Number Removal Initiative
  • 2015 PQRS Feedback Reports and 2015 Annual QRURs Available
  • IMPACT Act Cross-Setting Quality Measure on Major Falls: Comments due October 14
  • New CERT Documentation Contractor Effective October 14
  • Medicare EHR Requirements for 2016 Participation
  • EHR Incentive Programs: 2016 Exclusions and Alternate Exclusions
  • eCQM: Review and Comment on Proposed Specification Changes
  • Updated ICD-10 Flexibility FAQs and 2017 Codes
  • Medscape Article for CME Credit: Transforming Clinical Practice to Provide Patient-Centered Quality Care
  • National Cholesterol Education Month and World Heart Day

Provider Compliance

  • Evaluation and Management: Billing the Correct Level of Service

Claims, Pricers & Codes

  • Hospices: Hold on Claim Adjustments for Miscounted Routine Home Care Days

Upcoming Events

  • Emergency Preparedness Requirements Call — October 5
  • IMPACT Act: Data Elements and Measure Development Call — October 13
  • How to Report Across 2016 Medicare Quality Programs Call — November 1

Medicare Learning Network® Publications & Multimedia

  • SNF Quality Reporting Program Webcast: Audio Recording and Transcript — New
  • Dementia Care and QAPI Call: Audio Recording and Transcript — New
  • PQRS Call Addendum — New
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Medicare Enrollment for Physicians and Other Part B Suppliers Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Medicare Enrollment for Institutional Providers Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Safeguard Your Identity and Privacy Using PECOS Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Revised “How to” Products Available in Hard Copy Format

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