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May 12, 2017

This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a three-year extension for state Medicaid programs to meet the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) settings requirements for settings operating before March 17, 2014. This extension is in response to states’ request for more time to demonstrate compliance with the...

May 12, 2017

Unsure of your participation status in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Clinicians can now use an interactive tool on the...

May 5, 2017


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May 5, 2017

Thursday, May 11 from 1 to 2:30 pm ET

Visit the event webpage to register.

During the webinar, CMS provides an overview of group reporting under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and highlights requirements for participation, including:

  • Individual vs. group reporting
  • Group reporting requirements
  • ...
May 5, 2017

The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) this week. The bill was introduced through a budget process known as reconciliation and focuses on giving states broad flexibility to design programs that they feel best serve their populations and increase access to preventative services.

The initial version of bill...

April 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created seven short videos from a recent webinar for clinicians in small, rural, and underserved practices on Getting Started with the Quality Payment Program. Each video is 15 minutes or...

April 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is tracking the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure of the Partnership is the percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are receiving an antipsychotic medication, excluding...

April 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been reviewing claims and is now letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in...