The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services just released this weeks MLN Connects Provider News and there is a LOT of information to check out whether you are a participating or non-participating provider, medical coder/ biller or staff member working with Medicare and Medicaid patients. The MLN has a new streamlined look and the site now offers easier ways to navigate and search for the content you need.
These publications provide you with the rules and regulations you need to know on program and policy details, updates, upcoming educational events along with claim, pricer and code information for all specialties.You can check out past issues here and if you’d like to receive weekly emails to remind you of new issues there is a link allowing you to sign up.
In this months issue, a new Medicare Basics: Parts A and B Claims Overview Video is included and whether you are new or familiar with Medicare, it’s a quick brush-up everyone should watch.
The MLN Learning Management and Product Ordering System (LM/POS) gives you free access to a number of web-based training (WBT) courses, documents and podcasts you can view or read at any time. CMS also provides continuing education credit (CEUs) for most courses although you should check with your association to verify if they will accept the credit(s) for the course.
Take advantage of these excellent resources and if you are looking for assistance with your coding, billing or any other practice management issue, feel free to give me a call or send an email.
Heidi Kollmorgen, CCS-P
AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer