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June 16, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has new resources to help you and your patients understand Chronic Care Management (CCM) services. Order these free materials from the CMS Product Ordering website:

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June 16, 2017

Legionnaires’ disease kills 25% of those who are infected while getting treatment or residing in a health care facility. The bacterium Legionella can cause a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ Disease (LD) in persons at risk. In Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigations, 33% of US LD outbreaks occur in health...

June 16, 2017

Groups planning to use the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web Interface or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey to submit data for MIPS must register by June 30.

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June 9, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed revisions to arbitration agreement requirements for long-term care facilities. These proposed...

June 9, 2017

With Continuing Education Credit

A new Quality Payment Program Overview Web-Based Training course is available through the MLN LMS.

Learn about:

  • Origin and goals of the Quality Payment Program (QPP)
  • Four performance categories within the Merit-based Incentive Payment System
  • Three criteria to
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May 26, 2017

This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 (H.R. 1628), which was passed by the House of Representatives. The...

May 26, 2017

This week the President released his full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. The President’s budget starts the budget process now Congress will develop the full budget and pass measures for the fiscal...

May 26, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a series of webinars about the Quality Payment Program. The webinars are generally held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. ET.

On June 7, CMS will address Improvement Activities. This webinar will be presented by Angela Foster. Ms. Foster is the...