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January 14, 2022
Last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a Health Care Capsule report summarizing its extensive work on nursing homes, including assessments of the quality of care, COVID-19 response, consumer information concerns, and...
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January 14, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the Nursing Home Resource Center with two new informational products. As of January 6, CMS updated the Nursing Home Visitation FAQs to give additional guidance about visitation during...
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January 14, 2022
Following the recent statement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel about therapies for the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created HCPCS code J0248 for...
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January 14, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and her leadership team are holding a call on Tuesday, January 18, at 1:00 PM ET to acknowledge the extraordinary legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, provide...
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January 7, 2022
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened the data submission period for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in the 2021 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Data...
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January 7, 2022
In the summer of 2021, each Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinician received a 2020 MIPS final score and associated payment adjustment factor(s) as part of their 2020 MIPS performance feedback, available on the Quality Payment...
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January 7, 2022
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) Service Center is projecting an increase in volume of calls and emails between January and March 2022 due to the opening of the 2021 MIPS data submission period. The increase in call volume and emails will result in...
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January 7, 2022
Following the recent statement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel regarding therapies for the COVID-19 Omicron variant, CMS created HCPCS code J0248 for VEKLURY™ (remdesivir) antiviral medication when...
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January 7, 2022
CMS is creating a technical expert panel to help develop quality and cost measures for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program. Nominate people to serve on the panel by January 16. Visit the Technical Expert Panels:...
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December 23, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the year six report on the Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration project. Here are the key takeaways: The results of the evaluation of the demonstration’s first six years provide no...