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June 7, 2019
This week the Society submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule on the Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Issuers of Qualified Health Plans in the Federally-Facilitated Exchanges and Health Care...
Policy Snapshot
June 7, 2019
In a letter sent this week to congressional leaders, the Society joined the American Medical Association and other national medical societies in urging Congress to make further refinements to improve the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act...
Policy Snapshot
June 7, 2019
Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) responded to an inquiry from Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) regarding underperforming nursing homes. CMS sent them a list of nursing homes with a recorded pattern of poor...
Policy Snapshot
May 30, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is raising awareness of the risk to patient health and safety due to misapplication of the opioid guideline for chronic pain. Please read the recent commentary in the New England Journal of...
Policy Snapshot
May 30, 2019
Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule on Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses . These changes will ensure that patients have greater...
Policy Snapshot
May 30, 2019
On May 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to update and modernize the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). PACE provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, elderly...
Policy Snapshot
May 30, 2019
During a hearing on Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills, the Society—through its membership in the National Observation Stays Coalition— recently urged members of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee to take note how surprise...
Policy Snapshot
May 23, 2019
Beginning this year, all Promoting Interoperability Program participants must use 2015 Edition Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology (CEHRT) to avoid a downward Medicare payment adjustment. 2019 CEHRT requirements: Did not need to be...
Policy Snapshot
May 23, 2019
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports are available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Review your performance data by May 30, prior to public display on Nursing Home Compare in July 2019. Corrections to...
Policy Snapshot
May 23, 2019
Last week, Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan EMPOWER for Health Act of 2019 (H.R. 2781) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill reauthorizes many workforce programs under Title VII of the...