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June 25, 2021
In late June, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue a second letter in the Special Edition Comparative Billing Report (CBR) series on Part B claims for orthoses referring providers. Use the data-driven tables to compare your...
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June 25, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages you to submit Promoting Interoperability measures and Improvement Activities for consideration for future years of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The MIPS Annual...
Policy Snapshot
June 25, 2021
CMS has posted additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule (CMS-9115-F). These FAQs are based on stakeholder feedback and provide current information about the policies included in the final...
Policy Snapshot
June 18, 2021
Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Skilled Nursing Facility 3-Day Rule Billing Medicare Learning Network fact sheet. CMS authorized the Social Security Act (SSA) Section 1812(f) to waive the 3-day prior...
Policy Snapshot
June 18, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week posted the 2021 Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) Annual Report, which describes progress in developing clinician quality measures to support the Quality Payment Program. The CMS...
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June 18, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a Quality Measurement webinar. The panelists were Kim Rawlings (CMS), Joel Andress (CMS), Dr. Kyle Campbell (HSAG), Dr. Sophia Chan (CMS), Dr. Nicole Brennan (Battelle), and...
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June 18, 2021
CMS is partnering with the HHS We Can Do This campaign for a webinar on Thursday, June 24 from 1-1:30 PM ET. Topics include: Toolkit and resources Tools for vaccine outreach efforts to diverse communities and at-risk populations Register for this...
Policy Snapshot
June 18, 2021
Last week’s American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) Annual Meeting deliberated hundreds of resolutions, many dealing with the impact of COVID-19. AMDA’s delegation to the meeting—including Delegates Rajeev Kumar, MD, CMD; Karl...
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June 18, 2021
The National Quality Forum (NQF) reappointed AMDA as a voting member for the 2021-2022 Measure Applications Partnership Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Workgroup. The new appointment is for a three year term. Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, has served as...
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June 10, 2021
Each year in March, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reports to Congress on fee-for-service payment, Medicare Part D, and the Medicare Advantage program (Medicare Part C). The 2021 MedPAC Report discusses consequences of the...