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October 18, 2018

The revised Annual Wellness Visit booklet is available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Learn about:

  • Health risk assessment
  • Initial and subsequent components
  • Coding, diagnosis, and billing
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Health Policy
October 18, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted three new Continuing Medical Education (CME) modules on the Medicare Learning Network Learning Management System for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS):

  • Improvement Activities Performance Category: Basics, including reporting requirements, scoring, and flexibilities for small and rural practices
  • Cost Performance Category: Overview and how CMS
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Health Policy
October 18, 2018

Do you need in-service training on dementia management and resident abuse prevention? Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes from CMS focuses on caring for residents with dementia and preventing abuse. This training is updated and available in two formats:

Health Policy
October 18, 2018

This week the Society submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for Medicare Shared Savings Program; Accountable Care Organizations—Pathways to Success.

The Society commented on the following areas of the proposed rule:

  • Expanding skilled nursing facility three-day rule waiver eligibility—The Society requested that CMS remove the requirement that skilled nursing facility (SNF) affiliates must have
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Weekly Roundup
October 15, 2018

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Jeffrey Levine, MD, CMD, has spent years studying wounds. He has worked in a wide array of environments from outpatient wound care clinics, hospitals...

Health Policy
October 11, 2018

If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017, your MIPS score and performance feedback are available on the Quality Payment Program website. The payment...

Health Policy
October 11, 2018

On October 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 1,299 entities have signed agreements with the agency to participate in the administration’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) – Advanced Model. The participating entities will receive bundled payments for certain episodes of care as an alternative to fee-for-service payments that reward only the volume of care delivered. Model participants include 832 Acute Care Hospitals and 715 Physician Group Practices – a total of 1,547 Medicare providers and suppliers, located in 49 states plus Washington,...

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October 5, 2018

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“It was exciting to see that people recognize the importance of post-acute and long-term care [PA/LTC]. Increasingly, they understand our world and the impact of it in the continuum of care,” says Society President Cari Levy, MD,...

Health Policy
October 4, 2018

On Wednesday, October 17, from 1:30 to 3 pm ET, CMS will host a webinar on patient relationship categories and codes. The webinar will focus on guidance for classifying patient relationships during the voluntary reporting period that CMS implemented on January 1, 2018. It presents real world clinical scenarios to illustrate how patient Relationship categories and codes work and reviews the statutory context and policy principles used in their development. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

For inquiries about the patient relationship categories and codes,...