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April 7, 2017

In preparation for the 2018 Medicare Shared Savings Program application cycle, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) Guidance Document with...

March 31, 2017

The Annual Call for Measures and Activities for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) will be open through June 30. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages clinicians, measure stewards, organizations, and other stakeholders to identify and submit measures and...

March 31, 2017

This week the White House announced that the President signed an executive order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addition and the Opioid Crisis. The Commission will be chaired by Governor Chris Christie and will be made-up of four government agency leaders including Attorney General Session, Health and Human Services...

March 31, 2017

Thursday, April 6 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects® Event Registration.

During this call, learn about the Medicare Shared Savings Program and find out how to prepare to apply for the January 1, 2018, program start date,...

March 31, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor (Acumen, LLC) are hosting an upcoming listening session on the development of episode-based cost measures for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in the Quality Payment Program.

Society members are strongly encouraged to participate in this webinar to...

March 24, 2017

This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an interim final rule delaying the effective date of the Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; &...

March 24, 2017

On March 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of Chronic Care Management (CCM) services for Medicare...

March 24, 2017

Qualified Clinical Data Registries, or QCDRs, are keys to Medicare’s new payment system in that they collect clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking. But what do we need to know about QCDRs, where can they be found, what are the requirements for successful reporting, and why t are they so important for clinical practices?...

March 24, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted new resources on the Educational Resources webpage to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the Quality Payment Program, including:

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March 24, 2017

According to the 2015 Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Report, the denial rate for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) increased from 6.9% in 2014 to 11% in 2015 due to missing or incomplete certification/recertification:

  • Statement must contain need for skilled services that can only be provided in SNF/swing-bed on a daily
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