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October 4, 2020

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Policy Snapshot
October 2, 2020

Now Open: Virtual Group Election Period for the MIPS 2021 Performance Year

If you’re interested in forming a virtual group for the 2021 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year, the election period starts today. To form a virtual group, an election must be submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ...

Policy Snapshot
October 2, 2020

Quality Payment Program: 2020 Performance Period Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality Measures Impacted by the Annual ICD-10 Coding Update

In the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule (82 FR 53714 through 53716), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized the policy allowing for the review of quality measures for significant impacts due to ICD-10 coding changes during the performance period. Performance for these quality measures will be assessed based only on the first 9 months of the 12-month performance period.

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Policy Snapshot
October 2, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that it will be disbursing another $20 billion in CARES Act Provider Relief Funds. Under...

Policy Snapshot
October 2, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added confidential Dry Run Reports for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Healthcare-Associated Infections Requiring Hospitalizations measure to your Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports folder. These reports have fiscal year 2018 and 2019 performance scores based on draft measure specifications.

Read the September 28 update on the ...

JAMDA
October 1, 2020
JAMDA
October 1, 2020
JAMDA
October 1, 2020
JAMDA
October 1, 2020
JAMDA
October 1, 2020

The aim of this umbrella review was to determine the effect of physical activity/exercise on improving cognitive and noncognitive outcomes in people with MCI (mild cognitive impairment) and dementia.