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March 5, 2021
National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Tuesday, March 23, from 1:30 to 3 PM ET Register for this Medicare Learning Network call . During this call, learn about the appropriate assessment, accurate...
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February 26, 2021
Last week, Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to curb the rising death count and assist with vaccinations in nursing homes. The COVID-19...
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February 26, 2021
Last week, CMS announced it will hold physicians harmless from up to 9% MIPS penalties due to the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 public health emergency on physician practices’ performance in 2020. The Society advocated for this automatic...
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February 19, 2021
The Society joined the American Medical Association and others in calling on Congress to pass legislation that would extend the congressionally enacted moratorium on Medicare sequester cuts through the duration of the public health emergency (PHE)...
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February 19, 2021
Last week, President Biden nominated Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as the new administrator of CMS. Brooks-LaSure served in the Obama administration as a senior CMS official and most recently served as managing director at Mannatt health. Currently, CMS is...
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February 19, 2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy, bamlanivimab and etesevimab, administered together, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and...
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February 19, 2021
CMS is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET to provide an overview on the Annual Call for Measures and Activities process for the Promoting Interoperability and Improvement Activities performance categories, which...
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February 12, 2021
This week, the Society joined 69 other organizations of the Leadership Council of Aging Organization (LACO) in urging Congress to provide funding to expand coverage and access to the COVID-19 vaccine. The group asked that leaders provide additional...
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February 12, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline to submit 2020 data for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program to April 1, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET. Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program participants are...
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February 12, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct QCDR measure concept preview calls for the 2022 performance period between February 22, 2021, and June 4, 2021. The last day to request a call is May 21, 2021 . To request a 2022...