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April 11, 2019
The data submission period for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) closed on April 2. If you submitted data through the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website, you can review your preliminary performance feedback data. Your final...
Policy Snapshot
April 11, 2019
A study, Assessing First Visits By Physicians To Medicare Patients Discharged To Skilled Nursing Facilities, published in the April edition of Health Affairs , examined the timeliness of the first visit after discharge from an acute care facility...
Policy Snapshot
April 11, 2019
National Healthcare Decisions Day educates the public and providers about the importance of Advance Care Planning (ACP). For example, did you know that ACP services can be billed to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule? For more information: ACP Fact...
Navigating PALTC
April 10, 2019
References: April 18 webinar on PDPM Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative letter to CMS CMS response to Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative letter Core Curriculum on Medical Direction in PALTC Certified Medical...
Policy Snapshot
April 4, 2019
This week, the Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network (HCP LAN) announced that the Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models is now live and available for use. This roadmap lets you explore this interactive, web-...
Policy Snapshot
April 4, 2019
AMDA is hosting a webinar, Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): An Opportunity for PALTC Clinician, on Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET. As always, this webinar is free to members. This session will discuss the details of PDPM, which will...
Policy Snapshot
April 4, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced new Medicare Part D opioid safety policies to reduce prescription opioid misuse while preserving medically necessary access to these medications. It’s important to note that these new...
Policy Snapshot
March 28, 2019
On October 1, the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is replacing Resource Utilization Group, Version IV for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has...
Policy Snapshot
March 28, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 2017 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Progress Report . This report shows that the United States has made significant reductions in several types of HAIs...
Policy Snapshot
March 28, 2019
On Tuesday, April 2, the House Education & Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions will hold a hearing, Examining Surprise Billing: Protecting Patients from Financial Pain. Surprise billing has become an issue Congress is...