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April 2017 General Medicare Program Information Medical Privacy of Protected Health Information Fact Sheet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Billing Procedures for Upgrades Fact Sheet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Traveling Beneficiary Fact Sheet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Hospitals That Are Not Contract Suppliers Fact Sheet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Grandfathering Requirements for Non-Contract Suppliers Fact Sheet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Mail Order Diabetes Supplies Fact Sheet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Enteral Nutrition Fact Sheet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Referral Agents Fact Sheet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program - A Better Way for Medicare to Pay for Medical Equipment Fact Sheet
August 2014 Rural Health Medicare Billing Information for Rural Providers and Suppliers Booklet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Physicians and Other Treating Practitioners Who Are Enrolled as Medicare DMEPOS Suppliers Fact Sheet
June 2017 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Accreditation Fact Sheet
January 2017 General Medicare Program Information How to Use The Medicare Coverage Database Booklet
January 2017 Medicare Payment Policy Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Fact Sheet
June 2017 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Information for Pharmacies Fact Sheet
January 2017 General Medicare Program Information Items and Services Not Covered Under Medicare Booklet
June 2017 Medicare Payment Policy Medicare Secondary Payer Booklet
January 2017 Rural Health Rural Health Clinic Fact Sheet
November 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Booklet
October 2016 Provider-Specific Information Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Physician Assistants Booklet
June 2016 Office Management Information Medicare Learning Network® Electronic Mailing Lists: Keeping Health Care Professionals Informed Downloadable
April 2017 Medicare Preventive Services The ABCs of the Annual Wellness Visit Educational Tool
June 2017 Medicare Preventive Services Medicare Part B Immunization Billing Educational Tool
November 2016 Medicare Preventive Services Preventive Services Educational Tool
September 2016 Provider Compliance Power Mobility Devices Fact Sheet
June 2016 Provider-Supplier Enrollment PECOS Technical Assistance Contact Information Fact Sheet
June 2016 Provider-Supplier Enrollment Medicare Enrollment for Physicians and Other Part B Suppliers Booklet
August 2016 Provider-Supplier Enrollment PECOS for Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners Booklet
November 2016 Provider-Supplier Enrollment PECOS for Provider and Supplier Organizations Booklet
June 2016 Provider-Supplier Enrollment Medicare Enrollment for Institutional Providers Booklet
December 2016 Provider-Supplier Enrollment PECOS for DMEPOS Suppliers Booklet
October 2015 General Medicare Program Information Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notices Booklet
April 2017 Medicare Preventive Services The ABCs of the Initial Preventive Physical Examinations (IPPE) Educational Tool
May 2011 Provider-Specific Information Rehabilitation Therapy Information Resource for Medicare Fact Sheet
April 2016 General Medicare Program Information How to Use The Searchable Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Booklet
June 2017 Medicare Preventive Services Mass Immunizers and Roster Billing Booklet
August 2016 Rural Health Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital Fact Sheet
January 2017 Provider-Specific Information Medicare Vision Services Fact Sheet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Repairs and Replacements Fact Sheet
August 2015 General Medicare Program Information Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and Medicare Laboratory Services Fact Sheet
January 2017 Rural Health Federally Qualified Health Center Fact Sheet
February 2017 Provider-Specific Information Medicare Ambulance Transports Booklet
April 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Non-Contract Supplier Fact Sheet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Medicare Claim Review Programs Booklet
June 2017 General Medicare Program Information Medicare Parts A & B Appeals Process Booklet
January 2017 Medicare Payment Policy Health Professional Shortage Area Physician Bonus Program Fact Sheet
April 2016 Provider-Specific Information Medicare Podiatry Services: Information for Medicare Fee-For-Service health Care Professionals Fact Sheet
May 2017 Medicare Payment Policy SNF Billing Reference Booklet
November 2016 Rural Health Critical Access Hospital Booklet
August 2017 Evaluation and Management (E/M) Evaluation and Management Services Guide
August 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System Fact Sheet
November 2016 Rural Health Telehealth Services Fact Sheet
January 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Fact Sheet
September 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Hospice Payment System Booklet
December 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Ambulance Fee Schedule Fact Sheet
January 2015 Provider-Specific Information Mental Health Services Booklet
December 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Booklet
October 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Booklet
October 2016 Provider Compliance Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Devices: Complying with Documentation & Coverage Requirements Fact Sheet
October 2016 Office Management Information Medicare Overpayments Fact Sheet
September 2015 Medicare Payment Policy Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Fact Sheet
November 2016 Provider-Supplier Enrollment Medicare Enrollment Guidelines for Ordering/Referring Providers Booklet
February 2017 Medicare Payment Policy Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Fact Sheet
December 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Ambulatory Surgical Center Fee Schedule Fact Sheet
July 2012 Provider Compliance Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Services: Complying With Documentation Requirements Fact Sheet
March 2016 Provider Compliance Complying With Medicare Signature Requirements Fact Sheet
March 2017 Provider-Specific Information Guidelines for Teaching Physicians, Interns, and Residents Fact Sheet
November 2016 Rural Health Swing Bed Services Fact Sheet
March 2017 General Medicare Program Information Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Services Booklet
June 2016 Coding Information How to Use The Medicare National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Tools Booklet
October 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Present on Admission Indicator Reporting Provision Fact Sheet
November 2013 General Medicare Program Information Contractor Entities At A Glance: Who May Contact You About Specific Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Activities Educational Tool
August 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Fact Sheet
March 2015 General Medicare Program Information Global Surgery Fact Sheet
July 2016 General Medicare Program Information MLN Guided Pathways to Medicare Resources Provider Specific Booklet
July 2016 General Medicare Program Information MLN Guided Pathways to Medicare Resources Basic Curriculum for Health Care Professionals Booklet
July 2016 General Medicare Program Information MLN Guided Pathways to Medicare Resources Intermediate Curriculum for Health Care Providers (Part A) Booklet
July 2016 General Medicare Program Information MLN Guided Pathways to Medicare Resources Intermediate Curriculum for Health Care Professionals and Suppliers (Part B) Booklet
January 2013 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 3, Issue 2] Educational Tool
April 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Medicare Billing: 837I and Form CMS-1450 Fact Sheet
October 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Medicare Billing: 837P and Form CMS-1500 Fact Sheet
October 2014 Fraud and Abuse Medicaid Program Integrity: Safeguarding Your Medical Identity Using Continuing Medical Education (CME) Educational Tool
October 2014 Fraud and Abuse Medicaid Program Integrity: Preventing Provider Medical Identity Theft Fact Sheet
October 2014 Fraud and Abuse Medicaid Program Integrity: Understanding Provider Medical Identity Theft Booklet
August 2016 Fraud and Abuse Avoiding Medicare Fraud & Abuse: A Roadmap for Physicians Booklet
October 2016 Fraud and Abuse Medicare Fraud & Abuse: Prevention, Detection, and Reporting Booklet
April 2013 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 3, Issue 3] Educational Tool
April 2017 Remittance Advice Remittance Advice Information: An Overview Booklet
August 2016 Coding Information ICD-10-CM/PCS The Next Generation of Coding Fact Sheet
February 2017 Communicating with Patients Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries Booklet
August 2016 Coding Information General Equivalence Mappings Frequently Asked Questions Booklet
December 2016 General Medicare Program Information Health Care Professional Frequently Used Web Pages Educational Tool
December 2016 General Medicare Program Information Transitional Care Management Services Fact Sheet
July 2013 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 3, Issue 4] Educational Tool
September 2016 General Medicare Program Information Quick Reference Chart: Descriptors of G-codes and Modifiers for Therapy Functional Reporting Educational Tool
March 2016 Medicare Shared Savings Program Summary of the June 2015 Final Rule Provisions for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program Fact Sheet
March 2016 Medicare Shared Savings Program Medicare Shared Savings Program and Rural Providers Fact Sheet
March 2016 Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations: What Providers Need to Know Fact Sheet
March 2016 Medicare Shared Savings Program Improving Quality of Care for Medicare Patients: Accountable Care Organizations Fact Sheet
October 2013 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 4, Issue 1] Educational Tool
July 2017 General Medicare Program Information Beneficiaries in Custody Under a Penal Authority Fact Sheet
March 2016 Medicare Preventive Services Vaccine and Vaccine Administration Payments Under Medicare Part D Fact Sheet
January 2014 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 4, Issue 2] Educational Tool
September 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Quality Standards Booklet
May 2016 Remittance Advice MREP Software Fact Sheet
April 2014 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 4, Issue 3] Educational Tool
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Computed Tomography (CT Scans) Fact Sheet
July 2014 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 4, Issue 4] Educational Tool
November 2016 Coding Information ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Code Sets Educational Tool
August 2016 General Medicare Program Information HIPAA Basics for Providers: Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules Fact Sheet
June 2016 Provider-Supplier Enrollment PECOS FAQs Booklet
July 2016 Provider-Supplier Enrollment Safeguard Your Identity and Privacy Using PECOS Booklet
October 2014 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 5, Issue 1] Educational Tool
February 2017 Remittance Advice Reading An Institutional RA Booklet
February 2017 Remittance Advice Reading A Professional Remittance Advice Booklet
April 2017 Provider Compliance Complying With Medical Record Documentation Requirements Fact Sheet
January 2015 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 5, Issue 2] Educational Tool
August 2016 Provider-Specific Information Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) Fact Sheet Fact Sheet
December 2016 General Medicare Program Information Chronic Care Management Services Fact Sheet
June 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Spinal Orthoses
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Diabetic Test Strips Fact Sheet
March 2017 General Medicare Program Information Medicare Basics: Commonly Used Acronyms Educational Tool
April 2015 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 5, Issue 3] Educational Tool
January 2017 Communicating with Patients Medicare Costs at a Glance: 2017 Educational Tool
July 2015 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 5, Issue 4] Educational Tool
October 2016 Provider-Specific Information Home Oxygen Therapy Booklet
October 2015 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 6, Issue 1] Educational Tool
October 2016 Medicare Payment Policy Medicare-Required SNF PPS Assessment Educational Tool
August 2016 Provider Compliance Complying with Documentation Requirements for Laboratory Services Fact Sheet
July 2015 General Medicare Program Information Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage Interactive Tutorial Educational Tool
March 2017 Remittance Advice Remittance Advice Resources and FAQs Fact Sheet
January 2016 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 6, Issue 2] Educational Tool
March 2017 Home Health Medicare Home Health Benefit Booklet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Clinic End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Services (Part A non-DRG) Fact Sheet
March 2017 Home Health Home Health Prospective Payment System Booklet
May 2017 Medicare Preventive Services Medicare Preventive Services National Educational Products All Formats
November 2016 Office Management Information Medicare Learning Network ® (MLN) Suite of Products & Resources for Billers & Coders Educational Tool
November 2016 Provider-Specific Information Medicare Learning Network ® (MLN) Suite of Products & Resources for Inpatient Hospitals Educational Tool
November 2016 General Medicare Program Information Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Suite of Products & Resources for Educators & Students Educational Tool
January 2017 Rural Health MLN Suite of Products & Resources for Rural Health Providers Educational Tool
May 2017 Provider-Supplier Enrollment Medicare Provider-Supplier Enrollment National Educational Products All Formats
April 2017 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance National Educational Products All Formats
August 2017 Fraud and Abuse Fraud & Abuse Educational Products All Formats
April 2016 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 6, Issue 3] Educational Tool
February 2017 Office Management Information The Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Learning Management System (LMS) FAQs Booklet
December 2015 Medicare Preventive Services Screening Pap Tests and Pelvic Examination Booklet
June 2016 Provider Compliance Caring for Medicare Patients is a Partnership Fact Sheet
July 2016 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 6, Issue 4] Educational Tool
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Enteral Nutrition Pumps Fact Sheet
July 2016 Medicare/Medicaid Medicare and Medicaid Basics Booklet
August 2016 Medicare Preventive Services Advance Care Planning Fact Sheet
February 2017 Medicare/Medicaid Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Under Medicare and Medicaid Booklet
October 2016 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 7, Issue 1] Educational Tool
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Laboratory Tests - Other Fact Sheet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Fact Sheet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Ordering Oxygen Supplies and Equipment Fact Sheet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Inpatient Services Fact Sheet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Laboratory Tests – Other – Urine Drug Screening Fact Sheet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) - Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals and Inpatient Rehabilitation Units Fact Sheet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Fact Sheet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Ambulance Services (Emergent and Non-Emergent) Fact Sheet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Ordering Hospital Outpatient Services Fact Sheet
September 2016 Provider Compliance Provider Compliance Tips for Home Health Services (Part A non DRG) Fact Sheet
December 2016 General Medicare Program Information Chronic Care Management Services Changes for 2017 Fact Sheet
January 2017 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 7, Issue 2] Educational Tool
December 2016 Provider-Supplier Enrollment Medicare Enrollment Resources Educational Tool
December 2016 General Medicare Program Information NPI: What You Need to Know Booklet
April 2017 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 7, Issue 3] Educational Tool
June 2017 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Fact Sheets All Formats
May 2017 General Medicare Program Information Behavioral Health Integration Services Fact Sheet
July 2017 Provider Compliance Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter [Volume 7, Issue 4] Educational Tool