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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

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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...

June 23, 2017

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would make changes in the second year of the Quality Payment Program as required by the...

June 23, 2017

This week, the Senate Republicans released the draft text of their bill to scrap key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The repeal bill would also overhaul Medicaid and give states the ability to waive ACA insurance requirements. Highlights of the bill include:

  • Medicaid expansion will stay as is under the Affordable Care Act
  • ...
June 23, 2017

The Society joined with 25 organizations in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information within the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule.

In Section VIII of the proposed rule, titled Request for Information on CMS Flexibilities and Efficiencies, CMS...

June 23, 2017

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Review and Correct reports are available on demand in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) application. Log into the CMS Network using your CMSNet user ID and password to access the “Welcome to the CMS...

June 16, 2017

This week American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HoD) Society delegate Eric Tangalos, MD, CMD, and alternate delegate Rajeev Kumar, MD, CMD, presented three resolutions at the annual meeting of the AMA HoD. The HoD meeting, which brings together all major physician specialty societies and state societies, considered hundreds of...