From: CMS Frontier Focus
To: CMS Contacts,
Subject: CMS MLN Connects™ Weekly Provider eNews ~ Important PQRS, eRx and Hospital Appeals Settlement Updates
Date: Thu Sep 25 15:46:40 MDT 2014


The MLN Connects™ Provider eNews contains important news, announcements, and updates for health care professionals.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Don’t miss important information on PQRS, eRx & the Hospital Appeals Settlement in this week’s edition!

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In This Edition:

MLN Connects™ National Provider Calls

  • Hospital Compare Star Ratings: Overview of HCAHPS Star Ratings — Registration Opening Soon
  • Hospital Appeals Settlement Update — Registration Now Open
  • Transitioning to ICD-10 — Register Now
  • New MLN Connects™ National Provider Call Video Slideshow


  • Volunteers Sought for ICD-10 End-to-End Testing in January: Forms due October 3
  • National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care Exceeds Goal to Reduce Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes: CMS Announces New Goal
  • Hospital Appeals Settlement: New FAQs Posted
  • Groups: Remember to Register for 2014 PQRS GPRO Participation by September 30
  • 2014 PQRS 2nd Quarter Interim Feedback Dashboard Reports Available
  • 2013 PQRS and eRx Incentive Program Incentive Payments Available
  • 2013 PQRS and eRx Incentive Program Feedback Reports Available
  • 2012 eRx Incentive Program and 2012 PQRS Supplemental Incentive Payments Available
  • Completion and Submission Timeframes for Hospice Item Set Records
  • Important Skill Sets for Doctors and Nurses: CME Articles Available on Medscape
  • New Resources and Webinars from National Health IT Week
  • PQRS: New Quality Reporting Training Modules to Help Ensure Satisfactory 2014 Reporting
  • 2014 CAHPS for PQRS Survey
  • New PQRS FAQs Available
  • New and Updated FAQs for the EHR Incentive Programs

Claims, Pricers, and Codes

  • FDG PET for Solid Tumor Claims

Medicare Learning Network® Educational Products

  • “Medicare Billing Information for Rural Providers and Suppliers” Booklet — Revised
  • “Rural Health Clinic” Fact Sheet — Revised
  • “Avoiding Medicare Fraud & Abuse: A Roadmap for Physicians” Fact Sheet — Revised
  • “Critical Access Hospital” Fact Sheet — Revised
  • Subscribe to the Medicare Learning Network® Educational Products and MLN Matters® Electronic Mailing Lists

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