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July 30, 2019

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Anyone who has met Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, or had the opportunity to see him speak very likely has laughed as well as learned. That unique ability to simultaneously educate, enlighten, and entertain is part of the reason he was named the Society’s 2019 Medical...

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July 24, 2019

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For years, there have been discussions about the role of advanced practice providers (APPs) in health care, including post-acute and long-term care (PALTC). While there is consensus that these practitioners—including nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs),...

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July 9, 2019

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“Sustainability is the ‘magic sauce’ in quality improvement,” said David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, head of one of two clinician teams named as the Society’s 2019 Choosing Wisely® Champions. Dr. Nace utilized Choosing Wisely...

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July 3, 2019

As of July 1, 2019, the 2020 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Self-Nomination Period for Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) and Qualified Registries is now open. Qualified Registries and QCDRs are Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved vendors that collect clinical data on behalf of clinicians for data submission. Please note that eligible clinicians wishing to report for the 2020 MIPS performance period via the Qualified Registry or QCDR reporting mechanism do NOT need to self-nominate. Only entities wishing to participate (and who meet the...

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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)...

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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...