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May 16, 2019
During the webinar—which is being held on Thursday, May 23, from 1 to 2 PM ET, CMS experts will provide a brief overview of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and discuss the following Improvement Activities Performance Category topics...
Policy Snapshot
May 16, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2020 reporting period for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals and 2020 performance period for eligible...
Policy Snapshot
May 16, 2019
This week a bipartisan group of senators introduced a piece of legislation to help end surprise medical billing. The STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act calls for an arbitration process for settling disputes between providers and insurers. Under the...
Spotlight
May 15, 2019
MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT Login or Join AMDA On-The-Go podcast host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, asked some tough questions at the beginning of his April 29 show on Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics in LTC Facilities. Specifically, “In the ever-swinging...
Policy Snapshot
May 9, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added secure access to the Quality Payment Program Eligibility & Reporting page for the following Alternative Payment Models (APMs): Shared Savings Program, Next Generation Accountable Care...
Policy Snapshot
May 9, 2019
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports are available. Review your performance data by May 30, prior to public display on Nursing Home Compare in July 2019. Corrections to the underlying data are not permitted during this time;...
Policy Snapshot
May 9, 2019
This week, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Medicare Physician Payment Reform After Two Years: Examining MACRA Implementation and the Road Ahead. The hearing examined how well the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of...
Policy Snapshot
May 2, 2019
CMS Primary Cares Initiative: Direct Contracting Model Webinar — May 7 The CMS Primary Cares Initiative is a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the health care system. Direct...
Policy Snapshot
May 2, 2019
The submission deadline for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH), and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Programs for the fourth quarter of 2018 is May 15. For more information: IRF Quality...
Policy Snapshot
May 2, 2019
The April 2019 Nursing Home Compare refresh is available, including quality measure results based on Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program data. Visit the Nursing Home Compare website to view the data. For more information, visit...