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April 22, 2022
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) acted to promote competition and transparency in our nation’s health- care system that can improve the safety and quality of nursing homes and hospitals. The Centers for Medicare &...
Policy Snapshot
April 22, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a Quality Payment Program (QPP) webinar this Tuesday, April 26, from 1:00–2:30 PM ET. This presentation will provide an overview of the requirements for the Merit-based Incentive...
Policy Snapshot
April 22, 2022
This webinar will be held this Thursday, April 28, from 1:00–2:30 PM ET. During the session, the Office of Minority Health will discuss: How CMS is operationalizing health equity across all relevant programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, the...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2022
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) rule for fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023). The proposed rule decreases payments under Medicare Part A...
Policy Snapshot
April 8, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced guidance last week that restores certain minimum standards for compliance with CMS requirements. Restoring these standards will be accomplished by phasing out some temporary emergency...
Policy Snapshot
April 8, 2022
Last week, the National Academy of Sciences released a comprehensive report, The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality-Honoring Our Commitment to Residents, Families and Staff. The 600-page report identifies critical opportunities to...
Policy Snapshot
April 1, 2022
Last week, President Biden released his fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Here are the highlights: $641 million in FY 2023 for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts with...
Policy Snapshot
April 1, 2022
Last week, the Society joined the American Medical Association and other national specialty societies in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to propose an alternate policy in the calendar year 2023 Medicare Physician...
Policy Snapshot
April 1, 2022
The Society joined the American Medical Association and other national medical specialty societies in asking the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) to reopen the reporting period for at least 60 days to applicable Provider Relief...
Policy Snapshot
March 25, 2022
The deadline to register and attest for the calendar year (CY) 2021 electronic health record (EHR) reporting year for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program is this Thursday, March 31, at...