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January 13, 2017

“It is essential for PA/LTC practitioners to be engaged in quality measure development. We need measures that focus on activities and areas that our physicians are involved in and responsible for, and for which we can be realistically measured,” says Society member Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, FACP, CMD. Dr. Mahajan is co-chair of the PCPI® Technical...

February 10, 2017

A revised Telehealth Services fact sheet is available. Learn about:

  • Originating sites
  • Distant site practitioners
  • Telehealth services
  • Billing and payment for
  • ...
February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 23 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects® Event Registration.

The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation of 2014 (...

February 10, 2017

Tuesday, February 21 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects® Event Registration.

During this call, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experts discuss the benefits of providing Chronic Care Management (CCM) services...

February 3, 2017

The Registration and Attestation System is now open. Providers participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program must attest to the...

February 3, 2017

As of July 1, 2016, electronic submission of staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is mandatory for all long-term care facilities. You have up to 45 days after the end of the quarter to submit data for Federal Fiscal Quarter 1 (October 1, 2016-December 31, 2016.) The final submission file for this quarter is due on February 14,...

February 3, 2017

This week, the Society worked with the Observation Status Coalition to submit a question during the Senate Finance Committee’s confirmation hearing for Representative Tom Price (R-GA), nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), sponsor of the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act, asked “If confirmed,...

February 3, 2017

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced a bill and a resolution that would prevent the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) process from moving forward. The resolution comes before the February 1st statutory deadline required to discontinue the process.

The IPAB was set up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to make recommendations to...

The COPD Management Pocket Guide provides a quick reference to the recognition, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of COPD, with information adapted from the GOLD initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease. The pocket guide also includes an...
This package includes the COPD Management Clinical Practice Guideline, and the COPD Management Pocket Guide. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. COPD caused an estimated...