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March 3, 2017

A revised Transitional Care Management Services Fact Sheet is available. Learn about:

  • Health care professionals furnishing these services and supervision
  • Services settings
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March 3, 2017

This week the Senate Finance Committee is voting on approving Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The committee’s initial vote on Wednesday was a tie and a later vote did not count because it included proxy votes which do not count under committee rules. A final vote was expected Thursday and it appears...

March 3, 2017

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) recently introduced the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (S.178). The goal of S.178 is to minimize elder abuse and exploitation, and to establish an infrastructure within the...

February 24, 2017

On February 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program for clinicians in individual or small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer. These local,...

February 24, 2017

A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) MLN Matters Article on Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) Instructions is now available. The article gives instructions on how to use the...

February 24, 2017

The Trump Administration took action to freeze regulations released by federal agencies through a memo issued by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on January 20, 2017. The memo states that agencies cannot release any new regulations or guidance documents, must pull back any regulations or guidance under review by the Office of the Federal Register...

January 27, 2017

Spotlight: Making Memory Mighty, Speaker Offers the Latest, Best Research. HPA: Society Advocacy Leads to CMS Policy Change on Care Coordination/Behavioral Health; Affordable Care Act Replacements Introduced in Congress. Help Us Help You: Membership Survey. Seeking Committee Members.

February 3, 2017

Spotlight: Item Writing Workshop Builds Key Skills for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond. HPA: Wyden Introduces Bill To Weaken IPAB; Medicare Observation Status Addressed At HHS Confirmation Hearing; PBJ Submission Reminder; EHR Incentive Program: Attest to 2016 Program Requirements by February 28. Job of the Week: Geriatric Physician. Society...