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July 14, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued their proposed rule that would update Medicare payment and policies for doctors and other clinicians who treat Medicare patients in CY 2018.

The Physician Fee Schedule is updated annually to include changes to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for...

July 14, 2017

This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced, "The Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August.” Work on health care reform still tops the list of issues to address. Earlier this month the Senate delayed voting on the...

July 14, 2017

The call will be held on Tuesday, July 25 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experts will discuss the revised Interpretive Guidance (IG) for Nursing Homes and the new Survey Process effective November 28, 2017. Learn about the major components of Phase 2 implementation, changes to the survey process,...

July 7, 2017

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the Senate will delay voting on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, H. R. 1628 (BCRA of 2017). At this point there are not enough votes to pass the legislation with key Senators...

July 7, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new Quality Payment Program (QPP) webpage dedicated to doctors and other clinicians working in small or rural practices as well as those treating patients in underserved areas. This page...

July 7, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted new resources to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Visit the Resource...

July 7, 2017

On June 30, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues a Survey and Certification (S&C) memo outlining changes to the Interpretive Guidance of the revised Requirements for Participation (located in Appendix PP of the State Operation Manual). The memo includes:

  • Revised Interpretive Guidance: In September 2016,
  • ...