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Medicare Data Validation
Have you already completed your selection process for your Sponsoring Organization's (SO) 2018 Medicare Data Validation contractor (DVC)? For the 2017 contract year CMS has indicated that a SO may select a DVC at any time, up to and during the April through June DV review period. SOs should implement the contract to allow sufficient time for the DVC to perform all of the requirements of the review during the required timeframe and submit findings to CMS via the PRDVM in HPMS by June 30. We highly recommend that you implement your contract as early as possible. Current Attest DV clients receive valuable year-round DV updates and information related to ongoing DV audit changes and insight. To request information related to the Medicare Data Validation services Attest provides: Click this Link

Attest Cares
Robert Oakleaf, Attest’s CEO, served as a guest lecturer at North Park University for their undergraduate class in Oversight and Regulation of Health Care. Bob lectured on the importance of Accreditation and HEDIS reporting.

Attest Health Care Advisors helped kick off the American Lung Association of Chicago's Couch to Climb program. The Couch to Climb program is designed to attract new climbers for the 2018 Fight For Air Climb by providing practice climbs and a training program for first time climbers. Bob Oakleaf and David Libert participated in the first practice climb in the series.

The HHS-RADV season is wrapping up. There are several important events/milestones approaching eligible plans should be aware of:

· December 15: Attest provides final Health Status results, enters findings into Audit Matrix
· December 18-22: IVA Entity may begin uploading Package 1 findings to CMS
· 3 Business days after Package 1 upload: Issuer accepts Package 1
· December 26 – January 5: IVA Entity loads Package 2 findings to CMS
· 3 Business days after Package 2 upload: Issuer accepts Package 2
· January 12: All Packages accepted by Issuer

URAC Pharmacy Data Validation
Attest congratulates our clients on a successful 2017 URAC validation season; all clients reported in advance of the September 30th deadline. We want to remind clients that they are welcome to reach out to us throughout the year with any questions that may arise. Attest is now drafting proposals for clients required to report Pharmacy quality measures in 2018. If you are interested in more information, please fill out the information requested and someone will reach out to you. Request Information

2018 HEDIS Client Workshop
Save the date! We’re headed to Orlando for the 2018 HEDIS Client Workshop. Location will be the DoubleTree by Hilton. Dates are October 17-19, 2018. Mark your calendars and join us!

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