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Policy Snapshot

March 1, 2024

2024 Call for MIPS Improvement Activities is Open

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages you to submit improvement activities for consideration for future years of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The MIPS Annual Call for Improvement Activities process allows clinicians, professional associations, and medical soc...
Policy Snapshot

March 1, 2024

Technology Plays Key Role in Staff Retention and Recruitment

Improving staff retention and engagement is a top concern for employers throughout the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) continuum. The good news is that there is an impressive array of resources to help. Scott Code, vice president of the Center for Aging Services Technologies, will discuss the latest,...
Policy Snapshot

February 23, 2024

Join CMS for an Interoperability and Prior Authorization Final Rule Education Session

In January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule to enhance access to health information and streamline prior authorization processes for medical items and services. CMS’ Office of Burden Reduction & Health Informatics will host a virtual education session on Mar...
Policy Snapshot

February 23, 2024

Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Grant Deadline February 26

The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) aims to maximize patient and family engagement to address care gaps and improve health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care and other appropriate specialties using the Age-Friendly Health Systems Framework.
Policy Snapshot

February 16, 2024

Important Reminders When Submitting APP Data as a Shared Savings Program ACO

To be eligible for shared savings and shared losses through the Shared Savings Program, an ACO or third-party intermediary acting on behalf of the ACO must submit quality reporting data via the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Performance Pathway (APP). The data submission period opened on January 2, 2024. ...
Policy Snapshot

February 16, 2024

Register for 2024 MIPS Webinar on February 22

On Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar to provide an overview of the development, criteria, and evaluation of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality and cost measures that align with CMS priorities.