June 27, 2016
The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health has uploaded a new ‘HPSA Designation Process’ webinar to their website at: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/ruralhealth/webinars.php for you to use as a reference.
If you have further questions regarding HPSA Designations, please contact the Lisa Eastman in the Primary Care Office at (573) 751-6219, or by email to: Lisa.Eastman@health.mo.gov.
June 23, 2016
CMS is looking for rural clinicians to help test a new portal/website for the Quality Payment Program that will be used, in part, to help clinicians determine if they qualify for the program. If you or your colleagues are interested in providing feedback on this new portal/website, please contact Corey Henderson at Corey.Henderson@cms.hhs.gov. At this time, there is no set timeframe for when the portal will be rolled out to the public. Also, attached is a new Quality Payment Program newsletter that CMS launched this week. You can subscribe to this newsletter at https://public-dc2.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMS/subscriber/new?topic_id=USCMS_12196.
June 22, 2016
Rural Health Information Hub
View the 6.22.16 updates.
June 21, 2016
Open Door Forum
CMS is mailing notifications to hospices that are not in compliance with Hospice Quality Reporting requirements; all notifications will be mailed by June 29. For CY 2015 (FY 2017) and after, CMS considers both Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice CAHPS® survey data from January 1 through December 31 to determine the Annual Payment Update (APU) compliance threshold. If you receive a notice of non-compliance, you have the opportunity to submit a request for reconsideration on quality data submissions affecting your FY 2017 APU. See the instructions in your notification letter and on the Reconsideration Requests webpage.
June 20, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Kansas City Regional Office, invites you to the 2016 CMS Region 7 Health Insurance Marketplace Partner & Assister Workshop. Attendees will receive technical guidance and policy clarification from CMS experts. Topics to be covered are:
- Data Matching Issues
- Medicare & The Marketplace
- Special Enrollment Period Verification
Who should attend:
Navigators, Certified Application Counselors, Agents/brokers, Stakeholders
Thursday, August 04, 2016 from 08:30 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. CST
*Registration starts at 08:00 a.m. CST
Westin Crown Center
1 E Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
*Space is limited, so we strongly encourage you to RSVP by COB July 22, 2016.
*Meals will not be provided
We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions or have difficulty registering, please contact Nickolas Clasen at Nickolas.Clasen@cms.hhs.gov or Elissa Balch at Elissa.Balch@cms.hhs.gov .
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Kansas City Regional Office
601 E 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106