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May 16, 2024

2024 QPP Exception Applications Are Now Available

The 2024 Quality Payment Program (QPP) exception applications are available through December 31, 2024, at 8:00 PM ET. Two types of exception applications allow users to indicate why they cannot report data for one or more Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance categories.
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May 16, 2024

CMS Releases 2024 Measure Development Plan Annual Report

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the 2024 Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) Annual Report, which describes progress in developing clinician quality measures to support the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
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May 10, 2024

Medicare Shared Savings Program: Prepare to Apply and Register for June 5 Webinar

The Medicare Shared Savings Program will accept applications through the ACO Management System starting May 20, 2024. Applications must be submitted by noon ET on June 17, 2024. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) interested in Advance Investment Payments or the ACO Primary Care Flex Model must first app...
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May 10, 2024

House Ways & Means Committee Approves Telehealth Bills

Last week, the House Committee on Ways & Means held a mark-up hearing on several bills to protect and expand health care for millions of seniors. The committee approved six bills that address a wide range of pressing health-care issues, particularly those facing rural communities. The package of bills ...
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May 3, 2024

New AMA Report on 2022 Health-Care Spending

A new Policy Research Perspective provides a detailed examination of the 2022 U.S. National Health Expenditures (NHE) data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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April 26, 2024

TEFCA Common Agreement v2.0 Published to HealthIT.gov

Common Agreement Version 2.0 (CA v2.0) includes enhancements and updates to require support for FHIR API-based exchange. The move to standardized APIs in CA v2.0 will help improve patient access to health information and facilitate easier exchange via TEFCA.