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January 6, 2023
Congress has again acted to provide a longer extension and has officially untied the flexibilities from the existence of the Public Health Emergency (PHE). The omnibus spending bill passed before the end of the year continues the Medicare telehealth...
Policy Snapshot
January 6, 2023
For the 2022 performance year, CMS continues to use our Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) application to allow clinicians, groups, virtual groups, and Alternate Payment Model (APM) Entities to...
Policy Snapshot
December 23, 2022
Last week, the Senate passed its $1.7 trillion fiscal year Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The bill averted the scheduled bigger cuts, but the compromise includes a 2% cut in Medicare payments for 2023 and a 1.25% cut in 2024. On the positive side, the...
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December 16, 2022
The Society is reminding organizations that the deadline to submit a 2022 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) Exception application is January 3, 2023 . We are concerned that practices that need the relief will miss the opportunity...
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December 9, 2022
In order to help members better prepare for the 2023 changes to coding and documentation guidance for current procedural terminology (CPT) evaluation and management services in PALTC, the Society continues to make available the popular webinar...
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December 9, 2022
Download your December quarterly feedback report for the FY 2024 Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program from the CASPER reporting system. Submit corrections to your FY 2019 readmission measure rate until December 31. See...
Policy Snapshot
December 9, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that aims to improve patient and provider access to health information and streamline processes related to prior authorization for medical items and services. CMS proposes...
Policy Snapshot
December 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period on November 21, 2022 . The preview period provides an opportunity for doctors and clinicians to review their 2021 Quality Payment Program (QPP)...
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December 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind clinicians of important upcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dates and deadlines: December 31, 2022 Last day of the 2022 performance year, after which...
Policy Snapshot
November 18, 2022
Last week, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report, “Long-Term Trends of Psychotropic Drug Use in Nursing Homes.” The OIG found that from 2011 through 2019, about 80 percent of Medicare's long-stay nursing home residents were...