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March 16-20: CMS deadlines approach amid ongoing cancellations of healthcare finance events

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March 16-20: CMS deadlines approach amid ongoing cancellations of healthcare finance events

Even as healthcare organizations continue to cancel events amid health concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, significant healthcare finance deadlines loom next week.

A range of industry groups will hold informational webinars, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has several key deadlines and information sessions scheduled.

Information on those events is below, along with our complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of March 16.

Monday, March 16

Deadline for Medicare Advantage plans to apply to participate in the Value-Based Insurance Design Model test of incorporation of the Medicare hospice benefit. Learn more.

Tuesday, March 17

Webinar by the Commonwealth Fund titled “Stopping the Spread of Coronavirus: What Federal and State Governments Can Do to Increase Access to Treatment and Prevention.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA) titled “The Business Case for Humanity in Healthcare.” Lean more.

Webinar sponsored by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) titled “Reporting Quality & Care Management Services in Rural Health.” Register.

Deadline for hospitals to submit to CMS an Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) reconsideration request form related to quality-related payment changes. Learn more.

Wednesday, March 18

Webinar by CMS on information, tips and updates regarding the Hospital OQR program. Learn more.

CANCELED: America Health Insurance Plans’ National Health Policy Conference and the National Conference on the Individual and Small-Group Markets, Washington, D.C. (through March 20). Learn more.

Deadline for Medicare Part D plans and drug makers to apply to participate in a new payment model starting in January in which plan sponsors can offer benefits that limit insulin cost-sharing. Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by AHA titled “C. difficile Story: A System-wide Partnership Leads to Dramatic Improvements.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by AHA titled “Resilience and TeamSTEPPS: How These Two Processes Can Complement One Another and Lead to a Healthier and More Engaged Team.” Learn more.

Public workshop by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice on a draft of guidelines for the review of vertical mergers. Learn more.

Thursday, March 19

Conference call by CMS titled “Open Payments National Provider Call: Your Role in Health Care Transparency.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by NRHA titled “Swing Bed and the Best Way to Improve Your Outcomes: Transitional Care Developed by Mayo Clinic & Select Medical.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by CMS for participants in the hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program on IQR requirements for CY20 reporting (FY22 payment determination). Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by CMS titled “CBR 202002 Anesthesia Modifiers.” Register.

CANCELED: American Organization for Nursing Leadership’s annual conference, Nashville (through March 21). Learn more.

Friday, March 20

Free webinar by Altarum Institute titled “Disrupting the Medical Debt Collection Highway.” Learn more.

 

About the Author

Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer and editor,

is based in the Washington, D.C., office. Follow Rich on Twitter: @rdalyhealthcare.

 

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