MHA Today | February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016
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In This Issue
President Releases FY 2017 Proposed Budget
CMS Publishes Final Rule: Medicare Reporting And Returning Of Overpayments
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Posts Videos Of Provider Training For LTCH QR

Advocate
state and federal health policy developments


President Releases FY 2017 Proposed Budget

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

Earlier this week, President Obama sent Congress his administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017. Since that time, the budget has received much criticism, essentially making the proposal dead on arrival. MHA has published an issue brief including highlights of the proposed budget.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


CMS Publishes Final Rule: Medicare Reporting And Returning Of Overpayments

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a final rule requiring Medicare Parts A and B health care providers to report and return overpayments by the later of the date that is 60 days after the date of overpayment, or the due date of any corresponding cost report. The rule also clarifies requirements for the reporting and returning of self-identified overpayments. The regulations are effective 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register.

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CMS Announces OQR Education Session

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The next Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program webinar, titled “Hitting the Highlights: Changes, Reports, Tools and FAQs,” is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17. The webinar is offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required.

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MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews. eNews includes information about national provider calls, meetings, events, announcements and other MLN educational product updates. The latest issue provides updates and summaries of the following.

  • nursing facility initiative annual report
  • influenza activity
  • telehealth services and ambulance fee schedule fact sheet revisions
  • registration open for provider enrollment revalidations call
  • professional remittance advice booklet

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Noteworthy


CMS Posts Videos Of Provider Training For LTCH QR

Staff Contact: Jim Mikes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made available video presentations of the in-person training for long-term care hospital quality reporting. Multiple videos, divided by day 1 and day 2 of the training offered last November in Baltimore, guide users through each item of the continuity assessment record and evaluation data set and National Healthcare Safety Network reporting.

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