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July 3, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool based on the first snapshot of data from Alternative Payment Model (APM)...

Weekly Roundup
June 30, 2019

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The June 10 AMDA On-The-Go podcast--Are SNFs Dealt an Impossible Hand?-- featured program guest (and Society president) Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSF. Podcast host Wayne...

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June 23, 2019

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As medical cannabis use becomes more popular and prevalent in the United States, post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities and practitioners can expect to encounter questions, concerns, demands, and controversy. The Society's June 26 webinar will...

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June 16, 2019

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The Society’s House of Delegates (HoD) tackled a full agenda at its meeting during the organization’s annual conference in Atlanta, GA, and the group did so with energy,...

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June 25, 2019

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The June 10 AMDA On-The-Go podcast--Are SNFs Dealt an Impossible Hand?—started on a bit of a discouraging note. However, program guest (and Society president) Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSF, quickly turned the discussion around.

Podcast host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD,...

Policy Snapshot
June 21, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Guidehouse to conduct data validation and audits of a select number of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians.  Data validation and audits are processes that will help ensure MIPS is operating with accurate and useful data. MIPS-eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups are required by regulation to comply with data-sharing requests, providing all data as requested by CMS.

If you are selected for data validation and/or audit, you will receive a request for information from...

Policy Snapshot
June 21, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting Notices of Intent to Apply (NOIAs) via the Accountable Care Organization Management System (ACO-MS) for a January 1, 2020, start date. You must submit a NOIA if you intend to apply to the BASIC or ENHANCED track of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, for a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Rule Waiver, and/or to establish and operate a Beneficiary Incentive Program:

  • NOIA submissions are due no later than June 28 at noon ET
  • A NOIA submission does
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Policy Snapshot
June 21, 2019

On June 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule  that would update the Part D e-prescribing program by adopting standards that ensure secure transmissions and expedite prior authorizations.

Under the proposed change, clinicians would be able to choose to complete prior authorizations online, reducing burden for...

Policy Snapshot
June 14, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Patients over Paperwork initiative to eliminate outdated, duplicative, and overly burdensome regulations so clinicians and providers can focus on their primary mission: patient care. Savings to providers and clinicians are estimated at $5.7 billion and 40 million burden hours through 2021. Estimated savings come from both final and proposed rules. This includes the elimination of 79 overly burdensome, redundant, or low-value measures for a projected savings of $128 million and anticipated reduction of 3.3 million burden...

Policy Snapshot
June 14, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting Notices of Intent to Apply (NOIAs) via the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Management System (ACO-MS) for a January 1, 2020, start date. You must submit a NOIA if you intend to apply to the BASIC or ENHANCED track of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, for a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Rule Waiver, and/or to establish and operate a Beneficiary Incentive Program:

  • NOIA submissions are due no later than June 28 at noon ET
  • An NOIA submission
  • ...