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CMS has recently transformed the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program to better facilitate and guide health care quality improvement efforts throughout the country. The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) is now a part a team that was recently awarded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contract to be the Quality Innovation Network-QIO for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, working under the regional umbrella of the TMF QIN-QIO. CMS awarded the QIN-QIO with a five-year contract, effective Aug. 1, 2014, to support quality improvement initiatives across the four-state region.

Learn more about the TMF QIN-QIO by visiting the website,


Novitas Solutions Mailing Addresses - August 26 deadline is fast approaching! - Posted:Friday, August 15, 2014

Only a few more days remain until mail received at the Novitas Solutions Camp Hill address is returned to you. The time for forwarding mail to the Mechanicsburg address will end on August 26. To locate the appropriate mailing address, please visit the Contact Us page of our website.

Novitas Medicare Learning Center now available - Posted:Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Novitas Medicare Learning Center is now available. All educational events scheduled on and after July 17, will be handled through the center.

Providers, who pre-registered and received their confirmation, will have immediate access to use the learning center to register for upcoming events.

Providers who have not pre-registered must create an account in order to access and use the learning center. Confirmation may take up to 48 hours. So, we recommend you create an account as soon as possible to receive your approval and one-time password. You cannot register for or attend any events until you receive your confirmation email.

Registration for the Novitas Medicare Learning Center is easy. Simply click on the registration link and complete the form. If you have questions regarding the registration process, please see our How to Create a Novitas Medicare Learning Center Training Account Reference.

The Novitas Medicare Learning Center replaces the previous method of registering and attending educational events and is available 24/7. There are many advantages to the new learning system, including:

·         Centralized location for all education materials

·         Tracking of all educational events you attend with Novitas

·         Creation of your own personalized education account

·         Easy access to registration for educational events

·         Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Certificates available for download upon completion of an event

·         Available waitlist for upcoming events that have reached max capacity

·         Web-based training modules available 24/7

To assist you with the many functions available within the Novitas Medicare Learning Center, we created an easy to follow Quick Reference Guide along with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). 

New and Improved Local Coverage Determination (LCD)/Medical Policy Search Lookup Tool - Posted:Tuesday, June 10, 2014

We’ve previously announced that a new and improved LCD/Medical Policy Search application is coming. The wait is over! On June 13, 2014, you will see and have access to the new LCD/Medical Policy Search Lookup Tool. To assist you in navigating this new tool, Novitas has created step-by-step instructions with screen images and frequently asked questions. Stay tuned and visit the Novitas Solutions website for upcoming educational opportunities.