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Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Checklist to Prepare Physician Offices for COVID-19 »
Get your practice ready for the pandemic by  downloading our checklist  that provides key actions to be take...
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19: April 1 Effective Date for FFCRA Leaves »
On Tuesday, March 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the effective date of the leaves available through the...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orbita Launches No-Cost COVID-19 Screening Chatbot »
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Orbita has been working to help customers and other healthcare organizat...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MIPS Deadline Extended »
2019 MIPS Data Submission Deadline Extended to April 30, 2020, 8:00 p.m. EDT.  MIPS eligible clinicians who do not s...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 Update »
Read the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  including what...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Develops Additional Code for Coronavirus Lab Tests »
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took additional actions to ensure America’s patients, health...
Friday, March 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS announces actions to address spread of coronavirus »
Source: Novitas Solutions CSM calls on all health care providers to active infection control practices and issues guid...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workplace Drug Testing: Risks vs. Rewards »
Workplace drug testing used to be commonplace but seems to have fallen out of favor in recent years.   As laws con...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Quality Payment Program: MIPS 2019 Data Submission Period Open through March 31 »
The data submission period is open for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in...
Thursday, February 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Long Term Care Hospital Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation Data Set »
Long Term Care Hospital Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation Data Set The Centers for Medicare and Medicai...
Friday, February 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New I-9 Form Released »
New I-9 Form Released The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised version of the Fo...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 MIPS Data Validation Execution Report (DVER) »
2019 MIPS Data Validation Execution Report (DVER) CMS has posted the 2019 MIPS Data Validation Execution Report (DV...
Friday, January 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update to Medicare Claims Processing Manual; Chapters 1, 23 and 35 »
Update to Medicare Claims Processing Manual; Chapters 1, 23 and 35 Change Request (CR) 10882 revises the “Medicar...
Thursday, December 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MBI Transition Ends Dec. 31, 2019 »
MBI Transition Ends Dec. 31, 2019 The 21 month transition period will end on December 31; use Medicare Beneficiary...
Thursday, November 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Participate in the Patient Satisfaction Survey »
ASCENT has partnered with SullivanLuallin Group (SLG) to offer your practice the opportunity to participate in an ENT-bas...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
New Medicare Card: Why Use the MBI? »
Use Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) now to protect your patients’ identities. Don’t have an MBI? Ask you...
Friday, September 20, 2019
Doing Some Good: ASCENT Annual Educational Conference Donations »
ASCENT members have shown that they not only passionate about their industry but also passionate about helping others. Bel...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
New Enforcement Authorities to Reduce Criminal Behavior in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP »
CMS issued a final rule , effective Nov. 4, 2019, that strengthens the agency’s ability to stop fraud before it happens b...
Monday, September 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Follow Us on ASCENT TV »
Want to relive all the highlights on ASCENT 2019? Couldn't make it to Austin? Follow along on ASCENT TV! We'll post period...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Quality Payment Program: 2018 MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score »
If you submitted 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data, view your performance feedback and final score on...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
New Medicare Card: Transition Period Ends in Less Than 6 Months »
Starting Jan. 1, 2020, you must use the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). CMS will reject claims you submit with the...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
The Latest ENT Voice Advocacy Newsletter Is Here »
The latest edition of the ASCENT advocacy newsletter, "The ENT Voice," is here! This monthly e-newsletter features the lat...
Monday, July 1, 2019
New Medicare Card: 75% of Claims Submitted with MBI »
Many providers are using the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) for Medicare transactions. For the week ending June...
Friday, June 7, 2019
CMS Takes Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Increase Transparency »
On May 16, CMS finalized improvements to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, which provide seniors with medical and pr...
Friday, June 7, 2019
The May ENT Voice Advocacy Newsletter Is Here »
The latest edition of the ASCENT advocacy newsletter, "The ENT Voice," is here! This monthly e-newsletter features the lat...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
USP Announces Chapter 797 Standards »
The long-awaited new U.S. Pharmacopeia Chapter 797 standards on sterile compounding were released June 1 and take effect...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
CMS Takes Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Increase Transparency »
On May 16, CMS finalized improvements to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, which provide seniors with medical and pr...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
No Shortcuts to Safer Opioids Prescribing: CDC Commentary »
In a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, authors of the 2016 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guide...
Friday, May 17, 2019
Comprehensive Strategy to Foster Innovation for Transformative Medical Technologies »
On May 2, CMS Administrator Seema Verma for the first time walked through the agency’s comprehensive strategy to improve p...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
New Medicare Card: Transition Period Ends in 8 Months »
Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Medicare will only accept claims submitted with the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). Medicare...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Proposed Rules on Interoperability: Comment Period Extended to June 3 »
HHS extended the public comment period by 30 days for two proposed regulations aimed at promoting the interoperability o...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Save Lives: Clean Your Hands »
May 5 is Hand Hygiene Day , the World Health Organization’s annual call to action. Clean your hands at the right times an...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Medicare Fraud & Abuse: Prevent, Detect, Report »
A new Medicare Fraud & Abuse: Prevent, Detect, Report Medicare Learning Network Booklet is availabl e. Learn about:...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MIPS APMs Scoring Standard Webinar — April 24 »
Wednesday, April 24 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Register This webinar provides an overview of the Merit-based Incen...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Patients Over Paperwork April Newsletter »
Read the CMS Patients Over Paperwork April newsletter for updates about our work to reduce administrative burden and imp...

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