The Medical Management Institute - MMI
The Medical Management Institute - MMI
The Medical Management Institute - MMI

MMI Updates & Announcements

  • Revised CMS-855R Application to Be Used Beginning January 1, 2017: Reassignment of Medicare Benefits

    Posted: Sep 22 2016

    Physicians and non-physician practitioners must use the revised CMS-855R (Reassignment of Benefits) application beginning January 1, 2017. Medicare Administrative Contractors will accept both the current and revised versions of the CMS-855R through December 31, 2016.  The revised form makes the primary practice location section optional. However, this information is shared with other programs, such as the Physician Compare Initiative, to help beneficiaries identify your practice. Visit the Medicare Provider-Supplier Enrollment webpage for more information about Medicare enrollment.   Helpful Links Revised CMS-855R: Click Here to Download

  • 2015 Annual QRURs Webcast - September 29

    Posted: Sep 21 2016

    When: Wednesday, September 29 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET Register Online: Click Here To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects® Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.   Description In mid-September 2016, CMS will make 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) available to all group practices and solo practitioners nationwide. This event provides an overview of the report and explains how to interpret and use the information. 2015 Annual QRURs show how groups and solo practitioners performed in 2015 on the quality and cost measures used to calculate the 2017 Value-Based Payment Modifier (Value Modifier) and how the Value Modifier will be applied to physician payments. Learn more on the 2015 QRUR and 2017 Value Modifierwebpage. Visit How to Obtain a QRUR to access your report prior to the event. CMS will use webcast technology for this event with audio streamed through your computer. Please note: if you are unable...

  • SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program Call — September 28

    Posted: Sep 21 2016

    When: Wednesday, September 28 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET Register Online: Click Here To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects® Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.   Description Learn how the implementation of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program will affect your Medicare payment. During this call, CMS experts discuss the legislative background, along with the SNF 30-Day Potentially Preventable Readmission measure, performance standards, and scoring methodology finalized in the FY 2017 SNF Prospective Payment System final rule. Also, find out about the confidential quarterly feedback reports you will receive beginning on October 1, 2016. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.  The SNF VBP Program rewards SNFs with incentive payments for quality of care, promoting better clinical outcomes for SNF patients. The program will begin in FY 2019.  Agenda Legislative framework  Program measures Performance standards and scoring methodology Confidential quarterly reports  Where to find additional information about...

  • End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program Extended to September 30

    Posted: Sep 02 2016

    CMS extended the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) Preview Period for Payment Year (PY) 2017 through 5 pm ET on Friday, September 30, 2016. The Preview Period is an opportunity for outpatient dialysis facilities to review their scores before they are finalized. Facilities with PY 2017 ESRD QIP scores that fail to meet or exceed the minimum Total Performance Score face reimbursement reductions of up to 2 percent for dialysis treatments that will be rendered during 2017. For more information, visit the ESRD QIP website, review the materials from the August 2 MLN Connects® Call, or contact us at ESRDQIP@cms.hhs.gov.

  • National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care & QAPI - September 15 Webinar

    Posted: Aug 30 2016

    Webinar Date & Time: September 15, 1:30-3:00pm ET Register Online: Click Here This call focuses on effective care transitions between long-term and acute care settings, highlighting transitions that involve residents with dementia. This is critical for residents with dementia, as care transitions can cause heightened anxiety and aggression. Communication should be optimized, as care transitions are high-risk periods for nursing home residents. Additionally, CMS subject matter experts share updates on the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). A question and answer session will follow the presentations. Speakers: • Dr. Kevin Biese, University of North Carolina (UNC), Department of Emergency Medicine • Tammie Stanton, UNC Health Care System • Kathryn Weigel, Rex Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center of Apex • Scott Bartlett, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments – Area Agency on Aging • Michele Laughman and Debbie Lyons, CMS   Target Audience: Consumer...