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  • CMS-1632-FC and IFC (Publication Date: August 17, 2015): Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2016 Rates.

  • Upcoming CMS MLN Connects® National Provider Calls
    For a description of a call, or to register, visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.
    • Tuesday, December 1: 1:30-3:00pm ET: National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI
    • Tuesday, December 8: 1:30-3:00pm ET: Medicare Quality Reporting Programs: 2016 Physician Fee Schedule
    • Wednesday, December 9: 2:30-3:30pm ET: ESRD QIP: Access PY 2016 Performance Score Report and Certificates
    • Tuesday, January 19: 2:00-3:30pm ET: ESRD QIP: Payment Year 2019 Final Rule Call
  • July 2015 Average Sales Price Files Now Available
    CMS has posted the July 2015 Average Sales Price (ASP) and Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) pricing files and crosswalks. All are available for download on the 2015 ASP Drug Pricing Files web page.
  • Final Determinations for CY 2015 CLFS Codes
  •  On and After April 1, 2014, Medicare Will Accept Only the Revised CMS 1500 Claim Form (02/12)
    Medicare began accepting claims submitted on the revised CMS 1500 claim form (02/12) on January 6, 2014. Medicare will continue to accept claims submitted on the old CMS 1500 claim form (08/05) through March 31, 2014.   However, on April 1, 2014, Medicare will accept professional and supplier paper claims on only the revised CMS 1500 claim form (02/12). On and after April 1, 2014, Medicare will not accept claims on the old CMS 1500 claim form (08/05). More information is available in the March 20 eNews.

  • Hospital Inpatient Admission Order and Certification; 2 Midnight Benchmark for Inpatient Hospital Admissions: CMS-1599-F Final Rule
    Feedback and questions on the two midnight provision for admission and medical review can be sent to
  • 2013 Claim Denials Due to Beneficiary Incarceration Status
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