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March 24, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted new resources on the Educational Resources webpage to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the Quality Payment Program, including:

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March 24, 2017

Qualified Clinical Data Registries, or QCDRs, are keys to Medicare’s new payment system in that they collect clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking. But what do we need to know about QCDRs, where can they be found, what are the requirements for successful reporting, and why t are they so important for clinical practices?...

March 24, 2017

On March 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of Chronic Care Management (CCM) services for Medicare...

March 24, 2017

This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an interim final rule delaying the effective date of the Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; &...

March 10, 2017

Several Society members who have been participating in The Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents, that was launched in 2012 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), are encouraged by a recent report...

March 10, 2017

This week, the House Republicans introduced their legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill, the...

The Diabetes Management Pocket Guide provides help with the recognition, assessment, treatment and monitoring of diabetes, along with the latest recommendations from the American Diabetes Association, and new guidance of pneumococcal vaccination...
This package includes the Diabetes Management Clinical Practice Guideline, and the Diabetes Management Pocket Guide. Residents of post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities who have diabetes often take multiple medications and experience...