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September 18, 2015

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, along with the American Medical Association and 40 other organizations, recently sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell asking for a pause in the meaningful use stage 3 program...

September 18, 2015

On July 6, 2015, CMS and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included...

September 18, 2015

On September 11, CMS began distributing letters to Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) individual Eligible Professionals (EPs), EPs providing services at Critical Access Hospitals billing under method II, and group practices about the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment. The letter indicates that an individual or group did not...

September 18, 2015

AMDA submitted comments this week on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule for Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016 and applauded...

September 18, 2015

This week AMDA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule for Medicare Program; Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) Payment Model for Acute Care Hospitals Furnishing Lower Extremity Joint Replacement...

September 18, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the training procedures for State Survey Agencies (SA) and Regional Offices (ROs) utilizing the QIS to:

  • Eliminate the mock survey and replace it with a survey of record;
  • Eliminate the T3.5 process formerly called “The Trainer Instructor Training”;
  • ...
September 18, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a complete list of the 2016 ICD-10-CM valid codes and code titles on the...