Wednesday, December 28, 2016

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Training Program

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Make a Resolution for Healthy Vision
Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision by damaging the optic nerve, which sends information from your eyes to your brain. For more information, visit the National Institutes for Health, National Eye Institute's website at
Prevent vision loss by finding and treating problems early. Medicare covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk for glaucoma. All people with Part B who are at high risk for glaucoma are covered. You're at high risk if you have diabetes, a family history of glaucoma, are African American and 50 or older, or are Hispanic American and 65 or older. Visit for more information.

Learning Series Webinar

January 12, 2017        1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
This webinar will provide information about coordination of benefits for dual-eligible beneficiaries including:
  • Defining what it means to be both Medicare and Medicaid eligible (dual eligible)
  • Explaining the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and the different levels of help based on eligibility
  • Describing how payment coordinates between Medicare and Medicaid
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Marketplace Webinars

1) Getting Ready for Tax Season
January 18, 2017         2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

This webinar will provide an overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace as it relates to tax filing for consumers. Topics will include:
  • Premium tax credits
  • Filing taxes and the forms needed
  • Tax credit reconciliation
  • Information for Assisters
  • Tax resources
To join the webinar, visit
2) Exemptions from the Health Insurance Marketplace Fee
January 25, 2017       2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
This webinar will provide an overview of the exemptions process in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Topics will include:
  • Eligibility for exemptions based on certain circumstances
  • Filing processes for an exemption
  • Resources
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Newly Posted Training Materials

New / Updated CMS Publications

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