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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...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
ASCENT 2019 Travel Grants - Apply Today! »
Oftentimes, members are unable to attend the ASCENT Annual Educational Conference because their practice does not fund the...
Monday, April 15, 2019
ASCENT in the News: AAO-HNS Bulletin - "What's in a name?" »
ASCENT recently was published in the AAO-HNS' monthly Bulletin! Read about ASCENT's branding journey while learning some t...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
“Qué está Cubierto” »
On March 21, CMS released an updated version of the Medicare “What’s Covered” app that includes Spanish. “Qué está Cubiert...
Friday, April 5, 2019
OHANCAW: April 7-14 »
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW), led by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and supported by the Americ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database: April 2019 Update — Revised »
A revised MLN Matters Article MM11163 on Quarterly Update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) – Apri...
Thursday, March 28, 2019
New Medicare Card: 67% of Claims Submitted with MBI »
Many providers are using the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) for Medicare transactions. For the week ending Marc...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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...

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