CMS Update – 11/21/12

CMS e-News for Wednesday, November 21, 2012

 This edition of the CMS e-News includes the following information:

 National Provider Calls

  • CMS Plans for the Initial Implementation in 2015 of the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule — Register Now
  • Audio Recording and Written Transcript from October 25 Preparing Physicians for ICD-10 Implementation Call Now Available

 Announcements and Reminders

  • Diabetes and the Seasonal Flu
  • 2013 Self-Nominations for Entities Submitting Data for the PQRS and eRx Incentive Program
  • 2013 Self-Nominations for the PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option
  • 2013 Self-Nominations for the eRx Incentive Program Group Practice Reporting Option
  • Comparative Billing Report on Cardiology Services Targeted for Release December 13
  • CMS Asking for Public Comment on Potential Stage 3 CQMs for the EHR Incentive Programs
  • Vendors: Sign Up for New Community for Updates on the EHR Incentive Programs
  • Where to Find ICD-10 Information

 MLN Educational Products Update

  • “Special Report for Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Quality Reporting” MLN Matters® Article — Released
  • New MLN Provider Compliance Fast Fact
  • “Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse” Booklet — Reminder

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