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August 9, 2018

The 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Exception Applications for the Merit-based Incentive System (MIPS) Promoting Interoperability performance category and for Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances are available. Submit a hardship exception application by December 31.

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Weekly Roundup
August 3, 2018

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Members who share their time and talents with the Society have a major impact on others, even if they don’t realize it. J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD has made a “powerful difference” in the career of Eric Hasemeier, DO, MBA, CMD—both as a faculty member in the Core Curriculum on Medical Direction program and as...

Health Policy
August 2, 2018

CMS officials will host a webinar outlining requirements for quality reporting under the 2018 (Year 2) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) on Monday, August 6, from 1-2 pm. The webinar will cover topics including category requirements, scoring details, and data submission mechanisms.

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Health Policy
August 2, 2018

On July 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule outlining fiscal year (FY) 2019 Medicare payment updates and quality program changes for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and implementing sweeping payment changes known as the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). The Society has been actively engaged with other stakeholders on the development of this new model...

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July 31, 2018

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Members who share their time and talents with the Society have a powerful impact on others, even if they don’t realize it. Just ask Eric Hasemeier, DO, MBA, CMD, the Society’s 2018 Medical Director of the Year.

When Dr. Hasemeier went through the Core Curriculum on Medical Direction program several years ago, J....

A team of nationally recognized long-term care researchers from Brown University, Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, CMD, and Vincent Mor, PhD, are undertaking a large-scale quality improvement study to evaluate the impact of the annual influenza vaccine...
Recorded: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Speakers: Christopher A. Czaja, MD MPH; Nato Tarkhashvili, MD The topics of antibiotic stewardship and antibiotic use are ongoing in the long-term care facility community. This webinar will explore different...
Health Policy
July 19, 2018

Late last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2019.  It includes provisions for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2019 as well as the physician fee schedule.  AMDA staff is reading the 1,473-page proposed rule and will develop comments prior to the September 10 deadline.

Here are some highlights of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) proposals:

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July 13, 2018

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If the Foundation’s Quality Improvement and Health Outcomes (QIHO) Awards had a face, it might be that of Marian McNamara, RN. She and her colleagues have received this honor four times in the last five years, and McNamara embodies the innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork that the award was designed to...

Recorded: June 27, 2018 Speakers: Donna Lisi, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP; Nicole Skyer-Brandwene MS, RPh, BCPS, CCP This program will provide participants with evidence-based tools that they can use to help implement ADE mitigation strategies for...