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May 13, 2016
The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling on doctors to avoid opioids, and preferably use non-pharmacologic therapy and non-opioid pharmacologic therapy. In an open letter to doctors, AMA President Steven Stack said physicians should avoid...
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May 13, 2016
A revised Transitional Care Management Services Fact Sheet is available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The fact sheet provides information about: Who can provide the service and supervision Settings, components, and...
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May 13, 2016
Physicians and teaching hospitals have until May 15 to voluntarily review data reported by drug and medical device makers about them for CY 2015, and, if necessary, dispute payments, before the data is made public on June 30, 2016. If you have never...
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May 6, 2016
On May 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the final Quality Measure Development Plan: Supporting the Transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) . CMS aims to...
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May 6, 2016
The Medicare Shared Savings Program Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) period is open for the January 1, 2017, program start date. The NOIA is available for: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) not currently participating in the program (initial...
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May 6, 2016
Tuesday, May 10 from 2 to 3:30 pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration . Space may be limited, register early. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) changes the way Medicare rewards clinicians for...
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May 6, 2016
Thursday, May 19 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration . Space may be limited, register early. This event gives an overview of the 2015 Mid-Year Quality and Resource Use Reports (MYQRURs) and explains how to...
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April 29, 2016
This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued their proposed rule for implementing certain provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA ended more than a decade of last-minute fixes...
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April 29, 2016
This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added six new quality measures to the Nursing Home Compare website . Three of these six new quality measures are based on Medicare-claims data submitted by hospitals, which is...
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April 29, 2016
On April 21, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule ( CMS-1645-P ) outlining proposed FY 2017 Medicare payment rates and quality programs for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). CMS will accept comments on the...