May is Healthy Vision Month
Taking care of your eyes may benefit overall health. People with vision problems are more likely to have diabetes, poor hearing, heart problems, high blood pressure, lower back pain and strokes to name a few. Some eye conditions can cause vision loss and even blindness. For more information, go to cdc.gov/visionhealth/
Medicare Part B covers the “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit that includes a simple vision test. Additionally, Medicare Part B covers some preventive and diagnostic eye exams for diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma (for those considered high risk), and macular degeneration. For more information, visit medicare.gov/coverage/eye-
Monthly Partner Update Webinar
May 2, 2017 2:30-3:30 pm ET
This webinar will feature presentations on:
- Coverage for Therapeutic Continuous Glucose Monitors
- The Part D Transition Monitoring Program
- The Integrated Denial Notice
Registration is required to attend. Go to meetings-cms.webex.com/
meetings-cms/onstage/g.php? MTID= e06d2d8a2d72a35caa022dd84a14ab b5c and register.
Upon registration, you will receive an email from "email@example.com" with the dial in information and webinar link. Follow the instructions in the email to attend.
Monthly Learning Series Webinar
May 11, 2017 1:00-2:30 pm ET
The Center for Program Integrity will discuss CMS’ approach to combating the opioid epidemic, including priority areas which aim to:
- Implement more effective strategies to reduce the risk of opioid use disorders, overdoses, inappropriate prescribing, and drug diversion
- Expand the use and distribution of naloxone
- Expand screening, diagnosis, and treatment of opioid use disorders
- Increase the use of evidence-based practices for acute and chronic pain management
To join the webinar, visit goto.webcasts.com/
New / Updated CMS Publications
Did You Know?
New! Check out our redesigned CMS NTP landing page. Let us know what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org
May is Mental Health Month. Want more information? Read Medicare & Your Mental Health Benefits.
National Women’s Health Week is May 14 – 20th. Learn steps for better health by age and coverage information and share with your colleagues.
Just updated: An Overview of Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) Policies. Print out copies for your presentations and for your office.