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  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:08 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    The new start date is Tuesday, May 7th at 9:30am. For more details, click here!

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 10:42 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Open Payments Data Available for Review

    Pre-publication Review and dispute for the Program Year 2018 Open Payments data publication began on April 1, 2019 and will end on May 15, 2019. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish the Open Payments Program Year 2018 data and updates to the previous program years’ data in June 2019.

    Physician and teaching hospital review of the data is voluntary, but strongly encouraged. Please keep in mind the following:

    • Records eligible for review and dispute: all records submitted during the submission period of the current calendar year, including newly edited, submitted, and re-attested records from previous calendar years. For detailed information refer to the Physician and Teaching Hospital Review and Dispute Tutorial
    • Disputes must be initiated by May 15, 2019 in order to be reflected in the June 2019 data publication. For more information on review and dispute timing and publication refer to the Review and Dispute Timing and Data Publication Quick Reference Guide.
    • CMS does not meditate or facilitate disputes. Physicians and teaching hospitals should work directly with reporting entities to resolve disputes.
    • Registration in the Open Payments system is required in order to participate in review and dispute activities.

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    Registration Details

    If you have never registered with Open Payments before:

    Make sure you have your National Provider Identifier (NPI) number and State License Number (SLN). Initial registration is a two-step process:

    1. Register in the CMS Enterprise Identity Management System (EIDM);
    2. Register in the Open Payments system

    For users who have previously registered:  Users that have registered during previous program years do not need to re-register.

    Please note:  If the account has not been accessed for within the last 60 days the account will have been locked due to inactivity. To unlock an account go to the CMS Enterprise Portal, enter your user ID and correctly answer all challenge questions to gain access to your account. You will be prompted to create a new password.

    If the account has not been accessed for 180 days or more, the account will be deactivated. To reinstate the account contact the Open Payments Help Desk at 1-855-326-8366; (TTY line: 1-844-649-2766) 

    For more information about the registration process, visit the physician and teaching hospital registration page on the Open Payments website.

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    Questions — Contact Live Help Desk

    Need help or have questions? Contact the Open Payments Help Desk at openpayments@cms.hhs.gov or call 1-855-326-8366 (TTY Line: 1-844-649-2766). The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET).

    The Help Desk refers media inquiries to CMS’ Press Office for response.

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    Creating Public Transparency of Industry-Physician Financial Relationships. Learn More.

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent this update.

    To contact CMS go to our Contact Us page.


  • Monday, April 15, 2019 9:23 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    A free full day CE conference for medical providers in your area! Please see details below:

    • Date/Time: Friday, May 3rd, 2019 8AM-3PM

    • Location: Woodcliff Hotel and Spa Rochester | 199 Woodcliff Dr., Fairport, NY 14450

    • 5 CME/CNE/CPE credits offered

    • Breakfast and lunch provided

    • Registration required in advance

    To register go to https://rebrand.ly/hivhcv2019. If the Rebrandly link doesn’t work, please try

    https://www.ceitraining.org/sp2/index.cfm?action=group.registration_form&conference_id=117 or contact Cheyenne Stewart at Cheyenne.stewart@mountsinai.org.


  • Thursday, April 04, 2019 1:18 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Join the Center for Community Health & Prevention (CCHP) of the University of Rochester Medical Center at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at The Little Theatre for an engaging and educational presentation and discussion around HPV, cervical cancer and the importance of prevention through vaccination. The first portion of the evening will feature a viewing of the award-winning documentary, “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic,” that shares the stories of five young women impacted by HPV. A panel discussion from area experts will follow the film.* This free event is co-sponsored by WXXI Second Opinion and Wilmot Cancer Institute.

    Panelists include:

    • Cynthia Rand, M.D., M.P.H., Pediatrician, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Co-Chair of NYS HPV Vaccine Coalition

    • William Bonnez, M.D., Professor of Infectious Diseases, HPV researcher featured in the film

    • Sajeena Thomas, M.D., Gynecologic Oncologist, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    • Rhonda Justice, Cervical Cancer Survivor

    CCHP Director and vaccination expert Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS, will moderate the discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

    Register today!

    *Continuing education credits are available for nurses, physicians and pharmacists who attend.


  • Monday, April 01, 2019 10:00 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Interested in plant-based recipes? They'll have food tasting, recipes and handouts. Instructors: Joy Valvano RD, CDE and Sharon Spear RD, CDE

    For more class details, click here.

    $35.00 per session

    Limited seating available

    TO REGISTER

    RochesterRegional.org/CookingClasses

    or call 585.922.LINK

  • Monday, April 01, 2019 9:21 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    If you have patients who are at risk for type 2 diabetes, our Diabetes Prevention 101 Program provides a supportive group environment where they can learn strategies to make measurable lifestyle changes. These changes can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes or preventing it altogether. All classes are led by our Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators.

    More specifically, the two hour class will focus on the following:

    • What is Pre-Diabetes?

    • How to reduce the risks for Diabetes

    • Healthy eating guidelines and meal planning

    • The benefits of physical activity

    • Goal setting

    • Improving coping skills and eliminating barriers to change

    Alexander Park

    224 Alexander Park, Suite 200

    For more information or to register for this class, call 585.922.8400.

    Class is held the first Thursday of every month from 2PM – 4PM.

    Ridgeway

    2655 Ridgeway Avenue, Ste. 220

    For more information or to register for this class, call 585.368.4560.

    Class is held the first Thursday of every month from 4PM – 6PM.

    Cost: $20.00


  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:20 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Over 9% of Americans will develop Type 2 Diabetes in their lifetime, but if identified early, it can be prevented. The evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program showed a reduction in incidence of developing diabetes by 58%. Our objective is to provide access to prevention programs to those who may benefit from it. Please check out our flyers for more information.

    Diabetes Prevention Program

    Pre-diabetes quiz

    Pre-diabetes Infographic

    When Does it Start?

    Tuesday, April 23. At 9:30 a.m.

    The sessions are weekly.

    Where?

    The Center for Community Health & Prevention

    46 Prince St., 3rd floor, Rochester, NY 14607

    For more information, or to register:

    Contact Daniela Castro (585) 224-2067

    Daniela_Castro@URMC.Rochester.edu

    Type II diabetes can be prevented!


  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:06 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    The data submission deadline for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program is two weeks away. Data can be submitted and updated any time until 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

    CMS Web Interface users need to report their Quality performance category data by 8:00 p.m. EST on March 22, 2019. Clinicians who reported Quality measures via Medicare Part B claims can sign in to qpp.cms.gov to view current performance based on claims that have been processed by your Medicare Administrative Contractor.

    If you are working with a third-party intermediary to submit data on your behalf, we encourage you to sign in to the Quality Payment Program website during the submission period and review the submission for accuracy. Data cannot be resubmitted after the submission period closes.

    How to Sign-in to the Quality Payment Program Data Submission System to View or Submit Data

    To sign in to qpp.cms.gov and submit data (or view data submitted on your behalf), you need:

    • An account (user ID and password)

    • Access to your organization

    If you’ve signed in to qpp.cms.gov before or have an account with one of the PV/PQRS roles that lets you submit QPP data, you can use those credentials (user ID and password) to sign in at https://qpp.cms.gov/login.

    If you’ve never signed in to qpp.cms.gov before, or don’t have an account with one of the PV/PQRS roles that lets you submit QPP data, you’ll need to create an account before you can sign in. Review the QPP Access User Guide and click Register on the sign in page so you can sign in to submit, or view, data.

    Note: Clinicians who are not sure if they are eligible to participate in the Quality Payment Program can check their eligibility status using the QPP Participation Status Tool.

    For More Information

    To learn more about how to submit data, please review the 2018 MIPS data submission FAQs, User Guide and video series available in the QPP Resource Library.

    Questions?

    If you have questions about how to submit your 2018 MIPS data, contact:

    • The Quality Payment Program by phone: 1-866-288-8292/TTY: 1-877-715-6222; or email: QPP@cms.hhs.gov

    • Your local technical assistance organization


  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:15 PM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

    Date: Thursday, March 28th 2019

    Time: 12:0 PM ET - 1:00PM ET

    https://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=3536&seid=1474



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