miércoles, 25 de febrero de 2015

March 2015 CMS National Training Program Update

National Training Program

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colon Cancer Symbol
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. This disease is highly preventable by getting screened.
Medicare Part B covers several types of colorectal cancer screening tests to help find precancerous growths or find cancer early. One or more of these tests may be covered:
  • Screening barium enema
  • Screening colonoscopy
  • Screening fecal occult blood test
  • Multi-target stool DNA test (like Cologuard™)
  • Screening flexible sigmoidoscopy
Visit http://www.medicare.gov/coverage/colorectal-cancer-screenings.html to learn more about Medicare’s coverage of colorectal cancer screenings.

Webinars to Grow Your Knowledge

Monthly Update Webinar
March 3, 2015                                    2:30 – 3:30 pm ET
Each month we offer an update webinar featuring subject matter experts who share information on current topics to keep you up-to-date.
Join the webinar at https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/ntpupdatewebinar030315/ . To access the audio portion, call 1-800-603-1774, conference ID: 43220704.
Medicare Learning Series – Understanding Medicare
March 12, 2015                                1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
Join the CMS National Training Team as we review Medicare eligibility and enrollment, the benefits provided under Part A and Part B, and the different ways people can get their Medicare coverage. This session will highlight Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C), and provide an overview of Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D).
Webinar audio will be provided through your pc speakers. Join the webinar at https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1050099  

New and Updated CMS Publications

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