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October 26, 2018

POLICY UPDATE: MEDPAC MEETING AND HILL DAY

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Health Policy
October 25, 2018

On October 18, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced the appointment of two new members to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 established PTAC to provide comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models, giving the comptroller general responsibility for appointing the committee’s 11 members.

The newly appointed members are:

  • Angelo Sinopoli, MD, chief clinical officer at Prisma Health and president
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Health Policy
October 25, 2018

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In accordance with Section 1899B(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, which requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide for the public reporting of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) provider performance on the quality measures, CMS is announcing the inaugural release of the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) quality data on Nursing Home (NH) Compare. The law requires certain post-acute care (PAC) providers, including SNFs, to report provider performance data on quality. The Improving...

Navigating PA/LTC
October 24, 2018

 

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Spotlight
October 24, 2018

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Two of the Society’s most prestigious honors pay tribute to pioneers and visionaries William Dodd, MD, CMD, and James Pattee, MD, CMD. While these names are synonymous with the Society, there are also powerful, inspiring stories behind them that show why these awards are so coveted by our members.

“Billy Dodd was...

Health Policy
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...