MLN Connects for Thursday, June 22, 2017

News & Announcements

  • CMS Proposes Quality Payment Program Updates to Increase Flexibility and Reduce Burdens
  • Coming in April 2018: New Medicare Card – New Number
  • Quality Payment Program: New Resources Available
  • Quality Payment Program: View Recordings of Recent Webinars
  • Quality Measure Development Plan Annual Report
  • SNF QRP Review and Correct Reports Available
  • 2015 Physician and Other Supplier Utilization and Payment Data
  • 2015 Referring DMEPOS Utilization and Payment Data
  • Hospice QRP: Clarifying Coding Guidance for Hospice Item Set
  • IRFs & LTCHs: Reminder to Review QRP Provider Preview Reports by June 30
  • Hospices: Reminder to Review Provider Preview Reports by June 30
  • Minority Research Grant Program: Apply by July 10

Provider Compliance

  • Hospice Election Statements Lack Required Information or Have Other Vulnerabilities

Upcoming Events

  • CLIA Certificate of Provider-performed Microscopy Webcast – June 28
  • Improvements to the Medicare Claims Appeal Process and Statistical Sampling Call – June 29
  • Quality Payment Program Year 2 Proposed Rule Listening Session – July 5
  • Creating and Verifying Your National Provider Identifier Call – July 12

Medicare Learning Network Publications & Multimedia

  • Provider Enrollment Revalidation – Cycle 2 MLN Matters Article – Revised
  • Complying with Medical Record Documentation Requirements – Revised

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