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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: (MDS) formerly the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), administers Medicare, Medicaid, related quality assurance programs, and other programs.

CMS Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Look-up Tool.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) OSCAR Provider Number Information

Evaluation and Management Services Guide

Legislation Under Consideration

National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Mobility Assistive Equipment (MAE) (280.3)

ESRD Quality Incentive Program: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) to promote high-quality services in outpatient dialysis facilities treating patients with ESRD. The first of its kind in Medicare, this program changes the way CMS pays for the treatment of patients with ESRD by linking a portion of payment directly to facilities’ performance on quality of care measures. These types of programs are known as “pay-for-performance” or “value-based purchasing” (VBP) programs.

CMS Quality Measures Glossary

ADL Self Performance Algorithm

Balance During Transitions and Walking Algorithm

CMS Training

MDS 3.0 Training

CMS’ YouTube Channel for MDS

Survival Tips for Late or Missed PPS MDSs

adobe Adverse Drug Event Trigger Tool

adobe Antipsychotic Medication Quality Measures

adobe Medicare & You: The official U.S. government Medicare handbook.

adobe Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management Program Standardized Format: English and Spanish Instructions

adobe 2014 Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Programs

adobe Medication Therapy Management in Pharmacy Practice: Core Elements of an MTM Service Model

adobe Online Guide to Administrative Simplification

adobe CMS QAPI Guide: What You Need to Know: A Companion to QAPI at a Glance

adobe Resident Census and Conditions of Residents

adobe MDS 3.0 Quality Measures User’s Manual

adobe Understanding the Remittance Advice: A Guide for Medicare Providers, Physicians, Suppliers, and Billers.

video What is an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN)

adobeCMS State Operations Manual Overview


The Perfect Survey

adobe MDS 3.0 & 802 Roster/Sample Matrix Cross Reference

adobe Additional Sources for the CMS-802

adobe MDS Focused Survey Tip Sheet

Drug Enforcement Agency Manuals

Food & Drug Agency

FDA: How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

FDA: Disposal of Unused Medicines

Latest from the FDA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM)

Surveillance Resource Center

CDC LTC Topics: Nursing Homes and Assisted Living (Long-term Care Facilities [LTCFs]).

PHIN Vocabulary Access and Distribution System (PHIN VADS): is a web-based enterprise vocabulary system for accessing, searching, and distributing vocabularies used within the PHIN.

PHIN Vocabulary Standards: is a key component in supporting the development and deployment of standards-based public health information systems.

2105 Recommended Immunizations for Adults: By Age

US Department of Health & Human Services

healthfinder: Long Term Care Find information to help you and your loved ones stay healthy.

Administration for Community Living (ACL): ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.

National Guidelines Clearing House: The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Quality Measures Clearinghouse: NQMC is an initiative of the External Web Site Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is a database and Web site for information on specific evidence-based health care quality measures and measure sets. NQMC is sponsored by AHRQ to promote widespread access to quality measures by the health care community and other interested individuals.

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Public Clinical Queries: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

National Medical Library The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe.

Health Services/Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT): A Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health-care decision making, including texts concerning evidence-based reviews from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Protocols, Preventive Medicine, Consensus Reports, and Methods.

adobe Is it a Cold or the Flu? A chart from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the NIH.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Index of IRS Publications on line

Internal Revenue Service Tax Calendar

IRS Tax Publication eBooks

Documentation Guides

TurboPT PQRS & Functional Limitation Reporting with G-Code Reference Guide

Clinical Documentation Examples that Demonstrate Medical Necessity and Meet Medicare Requirements

Congressional Resources

Congressional Record

Information on Legislation

Library of Congress

Congress member lookup tool

Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)

PTAC: The PASRR Technical Assistance Center helps states fulfill the goals of Preadmission Screening and Resident Review

PASRR Resources: Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services

For Employers

adobe Outline of Federal Employment Law Recordkeeping Requirements

adobe US Department of Homeland Security: Instructions for Employment Eligibility Verification

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services E-Verify Resources

Medicare Part B Mobility Assisted Equipment (MAE)

adobe Medicare’s Clinical Criteria Algorithm for Prescribing MAE

adobe Clinical Criteria for MAE Coverage

adobe Mobility Device Clinical Documentation Guide

adobe Medicare Coverage of Power Mobility Devices (PMDs): Power Wheelchairs and Power Operated Vehicles (POVs)