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April 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is tracking the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure of the Partnership is the percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are receiving an antipsychotic medication, excluding...

April 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created seven short videos from a recent webinar for clinicians in small, rural, and underserved practices on Getting Started with the Quality Payment Program. Each video is 15 minutes or...

April 21, 2017

On May 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin accepting Notices of Intent to Apply (NOIA) for the January 1, 2018 start date. You must submit a NOIA if you intend to apply to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Skilled Nursing Facility 3-Day Rule Waiver, and/or Medicare Accountable Care Organization Track 1...

April 21, 2017

Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) who co-chair the Committee's Chronic Care Working Group, reintroduced the Creating High-Quality Results & Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act (S. 870) last week. The bill seeks to...

April 14, 2017

The passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) created new ways for Medicare to pay physicians for the care they provide and created the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). The PTAC makes comments and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services...

April 14, 2017

“It Always Seems Too Early, until It’s Too Late." National Healthcare Decisions Day raises awareness about the importance of Advance Care Planning (ACP). Did you know that ACP services can be billed to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule?

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April 14, 2017

A new Quality Payment Program (QPP) in 2017: Pick Your Pace Web-Based Training course is available through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Learning Management System. Learn:

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April 7, 2017

Groups participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program are not required to register, except for groups that intend to utilize the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web Interface and/or administer the Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS survey...

April 7, 2017

Physician and teaching hospital review and dispute for the Program Year 2016 Open Payments data publication is open and will end on May 15; review of the data is voluntary but strongly encouraged. Disputes must be initiated during the 45-day review and dispute period in order to be reflected in the June 30, 2017, publication.

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