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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 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 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 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,
  • ...
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

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

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...

June 30, 2017

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine strongly opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act, H. R. 1628 (BCRA of 2017). The Society believes this legislation does not address and only worsens concerns...

June 30, 2017

This week, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (H.R. 1215) a bill supported by the Society through our work in The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA). The bill was introduced by Representative Steve King (R-IA) and would impose limits on medical malpractice litigation in state and federal...

June 30, 2017

Wednesday July 5 from 2 to 3:30 pm ET

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) ended the Sustainable Growth Rate formula and established the Quality Payment Program, improving Medicare by helping...