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Webinar: Improving Opioid Misuse Prevention Literacy Between Older Adults & Healthcare Providers »
Presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)   Thursday, March 28, 2019,...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Protecting the Health and Safety of all Americans »
CMS issued new guidance that takes a key step towards making across-the-board improvements in health care safety and quali...
Thursday, March 14, 2019
New Medicare Card: Need an MBI? »
All providers (hospitals and other facilities, group practices, labs, etc.) can use their Medicare Administrative Contract...
Friday, March 8, 2019
Highmark Updates Coverage Policy for Balloon Sinus Ostial Dilation »
Effective Feb. 18, 2019, Blue Cross Blue Shield Highmark updated its commercial medical policies in Delaware, Pennsylvania...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
AAO-HNS Foundation Certificate Program for Otolaryngology Personnel (CPOP) Workshop »
The CPOP Workshop is a three-phase training program designed to teach otolaryngology office personnel basic hearing testin...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
CMS: Beyond the Policy — New Podcast »
On Feb. 19, CMS launched CMS: Beyond the Policy , a new podcast highlighting updates and changes to policies and programs...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Purdue Is Preparing for a Possible Bankruptcy Amid Opioid Lawsuits »
Source: Bloomberg Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma LP is preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing as it faces hundreds...
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Quality Payment Program: Payment Adjustment Resource »
CMS posted a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) resource , addressing frequently asked questions about the a...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
MIPS: Participate to Avoid a 2020 Penalty »
Determine Your 2018 Reporting Plan to Achieve at Least 15 MIPS Points So your practice has decided that it doesn’t want...
Thursday, February 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MIPS: Check Your Preliminary 2019 Eligibility »
Check the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool to view your eligibility status for the 2019 performance per...
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Medicare Card: Are You Using the MBI? »
Many providers are using the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) for Medicare transactions. For the week ending Jan....
Wednesday, January 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Medicare Card Mailing Complete, 58% of Claims Submitted with MBI »
CMS finished mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare across all mailing waves , including Wave 7 states and te...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NEW! 2019 Otolaryngology Practice Symposium »
Premiering this year, the Otolaryngology Practice Symposium (OPS) for physicians will provide up-to-date clinical...
Monday, January 14, 2019
AAO-HNS Prior Authorization Survey Deadline Extended to Jan. 31 »
There is still time for ENT practices to complete the AAO-HNS prior authorization (PA) survey. A number of national physic...
Thursday, January 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Latest ENT Voice Advocacy Newsletter Is Here »
The latest edition of the ASCENT advocacy newsletter, "The ENT Voice," is ready for download. This monthly e-newsletter fe...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New ASCENT Brand and Website Launches in the News »
As of Jan. 4, ASCENT has been featured in more than 165 national and international news outlets with an audience potential...
Friday, January 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Shared Savings Program: Final Rule Creates Pathways to Success »
On Dec. 21, CMS issued a final rule that sets a new direction for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Prog...
Friday, December 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Latest AOA Oto's Scope Is Here »
AOA's Executive Partners are a powerful resource for members. Our special edition Oto’s Scope Partners Edition outlines so...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
New Medicare Card Mailing Update – Wave 6 Begins, Wave 4 Ends »
CMS started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 6 states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montan...
Monday, August 20, 2018
Cochlear Devices Replaced Without Cost: Bill Correctly - Reminder »
In November 2016, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reported that hospitals did not always comply with Medicare re...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Listening Session - Aug. 22 »
CMS will be offering a Listening Session on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Eastern to discuss three provisi...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
TOMORROW: MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category Year 2 Overview Webinar »
Wednesday, Aug. 1 | 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern Register Learn about the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (M...
Monday, July 30, 2018
E/M Coding Reform: Recording of Panel Discussion »
CMS proposed historic changes that would increase the amount of time that doctors and other clinicians can spend with th...
Thursday, July 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MIPS Payment Adjustment Targeted Review: Request by Oct. 1 »
If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017, your MIPS final score and performance feed...
Thursday, July 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Medicare Card: MBI Changes »
Source: CMS MLN Connections There are times when a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) may change. People with Medic...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
New Medicare Card Mailing Update – Wave 3 Begins, Wave 1 Ends »
CMS started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 3 states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iow...
Monday, June 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ready, Set, GO: AOA-36 Registration Now Open »
Registration is OPEN - Are You Joining Us in September? Register for the AOA 36th Annual Educational Conference at...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Quality Payment Program Website Includes 2018 MIPS Measures & Activities »
CMS updated the Explore Measures section of the Quality Payment Program website for the 2018 performance period, includi...
Thursday, May 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Medicare Card Project — Card Mailing Update »
CMS has started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 2 states and territories: Alaska, Amer...
Thursday, May 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AOA Signs On to Support AAO-HNS Letter re: Audiology Direct Access »
The letter begins: "On March 20, 2018, legislation (S. 2575) was introduced in the U.S. Senate and referred to your Co...
Friday, April 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocacy Newsletter: The ENT Voice April 2018 »
The latest edition of the AOA advocacy newsletter, "The ENT Voice," is here! This monthly e-newsletter features the latest...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
CMS Proposes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden »
CMS Proposes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden Changes in IPPS and LTCH PPS would advance p...
Thursday, April 19, 2018
MIPS Study on Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures: Apply by April 30 »
Source: Medicare Learning Network CMS is conducting the 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study,...
Friday, March 16, 2018
CMS Web Interface Deadline TODAY; All Other MIPS Reporting Due March 31 »
Don’t forget to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period. The Centers for Medicare...
Monday, February 12, 2018
Employers Must Notify Workers of Possible Premium Assistance »
Employers providing group health insurance in states with premium assistance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Ins...

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