martes, 8 de agosto de 2017

NEW! August 2017 CMS National Training Program Update

National Training Program

NTP Train-the-Trainer Workshops

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It’s that time again! The CMS National Training Program hosts regional workshops for CMS partners and stakeholders who help people make informed health care decisions, and trainers who train others about the Medicare Programs.
Registration for the 2017 CMS NTP workshops is open! The locations and dates are listed below. You are invited to attend at the location of your choice. Visit the registration page at or click on the location and date below to view details about that workshop.
We will cover high-level and specific information on key aspects of the Medicare Program, a "Current Topics" session to raise awareness of program changes and innovations, interactive casework exercises/activities, and networking opportunities with CMS staff members and other partners who share your commitment.
NOTE: Registration requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until each meeting reaches capacity. The number of attendees from the same organization may be limited. Please send all correspondence to:

CMS Fraud Prevention Initiative

CMS is readying a fraud prevention initiative that will remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars. CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards in April 2018 and complete this mailing by April 2019. To help you find information quickly, we’ve designed a new page at with all the latest updates. Visit us and bookmark the page so you can get the newest details as they are released. And check out the messaging guidelines to find out how we’ll be talking to people with Medicare about this change. There’s also an area just for partners and employers which includes a new Medicare card overview PowerPoint.

Webinar: New Medicare Cards

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September 12, 2017    2:00 - 3:30 ET
This webinar will provide an overview about the new Medicare card including:
  • Why there will be a new card
  • What to expect during the transition period
  • How CMS is reaching out to providers and people with Medicare including a timeline for the new cards and key points to remember

New / Updated CMS Publications

Newly Posted Training Materials

Did You Know?

August is National Immunization Awareness MonthWatch the Medicare & You: Vaccinesvideo for important information what about vaccinations are covered under Medicare.

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