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  • October 2014 Average Sales Price Files Now Available
    CMS has posted the October 2014 Average Sales Price (ASP) and Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) pricing files and crosswalks. All are available for download on the 2014 ASP Drug Pricing Files web page.
  • Upcoming CMS MLN Connects™ National Provider Calls
    For a description of a call, or to register, visit MLN Connects Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early.
    • Tuesday, October 21; 1:00-2:30 PM ET: Hospital Appeals Settlement Update 2
    • Thursday, October 23; 2:30-4:00 PM ET: Overview of the 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports
    • Thursday, October 30; 2:00-3:00 PM ET: CMS 2014 Certified EHR Technology Flexibility Rule
    • Wednesday, November 5; 1:30-3:00 PM ET: Transitioning to ICD-10
    • Tuesday, December 9; 1:30-3:00 PM ET: National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
  •  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 IPPSAdmissions@cms.hhs.gov.
  • 2013 Claim Denials Due to Beneficiary Incarceration Status
  • Follow us on Twitter!  CMS has added the social media site Twitter to our communication and outreach program. Our main goal is to reach providers, suppliers, health professionals, and others interested in current and up-to-date information on the Medicare Fee-For-Service program. Messages on Twitter will include updates to rules & regulations, MLN products, notices of upcoming National Provider Calls, new web postings, and more.

    Follow us at http://twitter.com/cmsgov and search the following hash tags:

    • #CMSMLN for all MLN tweets,
    • #CMSNPC for all National Provider Call tweets, or
    • #MLNProducts for all tweets related to MLN products.

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