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4/03/19 – Webinar: Medicaid Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model – Hospice Intervention

On Tuesday, April 9 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model team will provide an overview of the model’s main goals and guiding principles, provide a brief review of Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Hospice Benefit, introduce the key model design considerations, and provide a general timeline for the coming months.

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3/22/18 - HPMS PACE Quality Monitoring Module Training 

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

Toll free dial in: 1-877-267-1577

Access code: 999 738 861

 
The HPMS PACE Quality Monitoring Module will be released on April 2, 2018 and will combine PACE Level I and II data, which will now be collectively known as "PACE Quality Data." Beginning April 2, 2018, PACE organizations must use the HPMS module to report all Quarter 2 PACE Quality Data and may no longer use the portal for these submissions. However, the portal will remain available for PACE Organizations to provide responses to previously submitted PACE Level II events and to ask policy questions.
 

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Open Door Forum: Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model

CY 2019 Application Cycle

Wednesday, December 13, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

The Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host an open door forum on Wednesday, December 13 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST to discuss the recently announced opportunity to apply for the CY 2019 VBID Model.

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CMS Meaningful Measures Initiative Webinar

Tuesday, November 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma recently announced a new approach to quality measurement, called “Meaningful Measures.” The Meaningful Measures Initiative will involve identifying the highest priorities to improve patient care through quality measurement and quality improvement efforts.

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Interdisciplinary Care Teams for Older Adults Webinar

Thursday, December 7, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

By working in a team of skilled professionals, interdisciplinary care teams (ICT) provide comprehensive assessment and management of care for older adults. Effective ICTs use a person-centered approach that prioritizes the individual’s needs. This webinar will explain key members within ICTs and identify common challenges and best practices for ICTs working with older adults. Presenters will also address the importance of clinical, psychosocial, long-term care, behavioral and community-based support for older adults, particularly Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries.

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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model Expansion Conference Call

Tuesday, December 5, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST 

The CY 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule includes the expansion of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model starting in 2018. During this call, CMS experts will provide a high-level overview of the finalized policies. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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IMPACT Act: Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Measures Call

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

During this call, CMS and measure developers present information on the adopted Medicare Spending per Beneficiary Post-Acute Care (PAC) resource use measures, focusing on the components of each measure, as well as public reporting. A question and answer session follows the presentation. The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation of 2014 (IMPACT Act) requires the development of resource use measures for PAC providers, including skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals.

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Nursing Home Facility Assessment Tool and State Operations Manual Revisions Call

Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

During this call, learn about the new Facility Assessment Tool to help identify and develop the specific assessment of your facility. Also, find out about frequently asked questions related to revision of the State Operations Manual Appendix PP for Phase 2 of the Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities final rule. A question and answer session follows the presentation.

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