Industry News and Updates

January 9, 2015



MLN Connects Provider e-News


January 8, 2015



 MLN Connects™ Videos

  • Monthly Spotlight: The 2-Midnight Benchmark Rule


Medicare Learning Network® Educational Products 

  • "Certifying Patients for the Medicare Home Health Benefit" MLN Matters® Article - Released
  • "Modifications to Medicare Part B Coverage of Pneumococcal Vaccinations" MLN Matters® Article - Released
  • "The 2013 Physician Quality System (PQRS)" Booklet - Released
  • "FAQS - International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) End-to-End Testing" MLN Matters® Article - Revised
  • "Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System" Fact Sheet - Revised
  • "Discharge Planning" Booklet - Revised
  • "The Basics of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Accreditation" Fact Sheet - Reminder
  • "The Basics of Internet-based PECOS for Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners" Fact Sheet - Reminder
  • Medicare Learning Network® Products Available in Electronic Publication Format



Quarterly Provider Update


If your 2015 New Year resolution is to be proactive in keeping track with what is happening in the CMS regulatory world, you can sign up to receive a quarterly update summary from CMS.


The Quarterly Provider Update provides a listing of Agency regulations and meeting notices. Non-regulatory changes to the Medicare and Medicaid program, consisting of manual instructions, are also included in this listing.


Click here to view the Quarterly Provider Updates.



Clinical Documentation Improvement Webinar Recording Available


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently collaborated with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to present a webinar on clinical documentation improvement. Watch the recording to learn more:


  • Why detailed clinical documentation is important for the ICD-10 transition
  • Steps for training your staff
  • Additional resources and information


To access the recording, please register for the webinar. A PDF of the presentation and frequently asked questions about ICD-10 are also available on the ICD-10 page of the AHIMA website.



Employment Opportunities


Are you looking for employment? Make sure to visit the career opportunity section on the AAMAS website. The Office of Inspector General  has also recently posted the following recruiting brochure: Office of Audit Services Recruiting Brochure (PDF)


In This Issue

MLN Connects

Quarterly Provider Update

Clinical Documentation Improvement Webinar

Employment Opportunities


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