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Communique

AAOMCP is in the selection process for our National Ambassador. We expect that selection to be in place by March 31, 2021.

Education

CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Learning Management to become Web-based Training (WBT)

Effective February 1, the Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Learning Management System won’t be available. They are moving Web-based Training (WBT) courses to https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/WebBasedTraining soon.

Recent Topics:

2021-03-15 Special Edition – Medicare Payment Increase for COVID-19 Vaccine
2021-03-11 Hospitals: Are You Using Your PEPPER Data?
2021-03-10 Special Edition – CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations
2021-03-04 COVID-19 Vaccine Codes: EUA for Janssen Biotech
2021-02-25 Medicare Secondary Payer: Billing for Services
2021-02-18 COVID-19: EUA for Antibody Treatment
2021-02-11 PFS Payment for Office & Outpatient E/M Visits
2021-02-04 Improving Accuracy of Medicare Payments
2021-01-28 Medicare Wellness Visits: Get Your Patients Off to a Heathy Start
2021-01-21 Give Flu Shots through January & Beyond
Optum360 Offers A Range Of Insightful And Valuable Learning

Visit Optum 360 and select > Resources > Learning Network at https://www.optum360.com/about/about-us.html

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Video Library

The OIG has a range of videos that provide insight into Compliance https://oig.hhs.gov/newsroom/videos/

Events

Here, events of broad interest are posted. Want to share an event? Contact the National Ambassador.

HFMA Annual Conference in Minneapolis or online, Nov. 8-10, 2021
CMS Open Payments & You Call – Thursday March 25, 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join the Open Payments team on Thursday March 25, 2021 for their annual National Provider Call. During this call, covered recipients will learn about the program operation, registration process, and how to participate in upcoming review and dispute activities.
Register to attend.

News

Here you will find news items that may be useful in your Professional pursuits.

Congressional Committee Leaders Announce Surprise Billing Agreement and President signed into law on December 27, 2020
Starting January 1, 2022, it will be illegal for providers to bill patients for more than the in-network cost-sharing due under patients’ insurance in almost all scenarios where surprise out-of-network bills arise, with the notable exception of ground ambulance transport.
See Training tab on the AAOMCP website for complete training.
HIMSS to pay $2.8M to settle class action lawsuit brought by HIMSS20 exhibitors over show fees
New Jersey Improperly Claimed Tens of Millions for Medicaid School-Based Administrative Costs Based on Random Moment Sampling That Did Not Meet Federal Requirements

Member Insights

Here, every Member has a voice. This is where you can share with your local colleagues what is on your mind. In addition, there are also Member forums for virtually any topic.

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Our office is wearing Pink Scrubs in October in observation of Breast Cancer Awareness

I hope that other offices will do the same in unity to beat this disease.

Did you know that XYZ Health Plan provides accuracy incentives?

Our office received a check for $30,000 for being in the top 2% in accuracy in 2020 for documentation and coding. If we had been in the top .05% it would have been $100,000. Guess what our goal for 2021 is?

Our hospital is implementing a new EMR and Billing system and will need some extra help!

In August 2021 our hospital is transitioning from Bean Counter to Blazing EMR. These transitions always create disruption and our HIM and Finance Departments are proactively preparing. They will want per diem help in off hours to help cover some of the anticipated backlogs. Need Billers, Coders, Data Entry, and Charge Posters. If interested email HIM Direct Iam Incharge at i.incharge@memorialhc.com for more details.

Jobs and Opportunity

Please visit the Opportunity Option on the site main menu.

Your state page may also have local opportunity information as available.

Meetings

The National Monthly Virtual Meeting takes place on the first Monday of each month at 8:00 PM Eastern. The link is available to Members in the Learning Portal.

Each state will hold a virtual Monthly Member Meeting with a industry relevant presentation as well as state business and other networking and informational activities. Check your state page for schedules.

April 2021 National Meeting Recording

Link to video will be posted after the conclusion of the meeting.

Resources

State specific useful resources would be available here. Those of national interest and useful application are below.

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