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February 2016 CMS National Training Program Update

National Training Program

Physician Compare and Hospital Compare Updates

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CMS has released additional physician and hospital quality measures to help consumers make informed health care decisions.
Physician Compare’s new measures focus on the quality of care provided by Medicare physicians and other health care professionals.
Hospital Compare now includes information on more than 100 quality measures and over 4,000 hospitals, so patients and family members can compare multiple hospitals on their performance.

Training Webinars

Monthly Update Webinar
February 2, 2016                               2:30 – 3:30 pm ET
This month we’ll feature:
  • Form 1095-B – A review of what certain people with Medicare should expect
  • Initial Enrollment Questionnaire – Removal from the Initial Enrollment Package
  • Medicare Advantage Plan Disenrollment – An overview of the disenrollment period
Join the audio portion of the webinar on 1-800-603-1774, conference ID: 95159201. Join the webinar at https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/NTPUpdateWebinar020216.

Medicare Learning Series – IMPACT Act Overview
February 11, 2016                 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
The National Training Program team will host CMS subject matter experts who will provide an overview of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act. The IMPACT Act requires long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities to report standardized patient assessment data on quality measures, resource use, and other measures.
Webinar audio will be provided through your pc speakers. Join the webinar at https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1089465.

New/Updated CMS Publications

National Training Program, Office of Communications

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