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Monday, December 16, 2013 – 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time

Call-in Number: 1 (888) 206-2266

Pass Code: 9874704

NOTE: We ask people calling from the same location to gather around one telephone.  This frees up lines and holds down costs. Please ensure your line is on MUTE for the duration of the call until the Q&A portion of the Agenda.

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IMPROVEMENT STANDARD UPDATE: CMS ISSUES MANUAL PROVISIONS PURSUANT TO JIMMO (and other issues)  

(An Issue Brief will be sent prior to the call)

  • Welcome and Housekeeping  (David Lipschutz, Moderator)
  • Presentation:  CMS Manual Provisions Issued Pursuant to the Jimmo Settlement (Margaret Murphy)
  • Overview
    • CMS Transmittal (CR 8458) and Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Provisions
    • Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Article
    • Education Campaign
    • Provider Call on 12/19/13
  • Legislative Update:  The Federal Budget and Medicare (David Lipschutz)
  • Medicare "Doc Fix" (Physician payment, or “SGR”): Where are we now?
    • Extenders – QI program and therapy cap exceptions process
    • Budget Agreement (12/10/13): Implications for Medicare
  • Low-Income Update (Andrea Callow)
    • Dual eligible demonstrations
    • Reauthorization of Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs)
  • Litigation Update   (Gill Deford and Ali Bers)
    • Jimmo – Improvement standard
    • Bagnall (Observation)
    • Other litigation
  • General Medicare Q&A (Moderator)
  • Wrap-up  (Moderator)
    • Keep informed: Myths and Truths, other information and updates on the Center’s Website
    • Searchable Database
    • Next Call

REMINDER: The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s on-line, searchable Medicare decision database and other information are available at:

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