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June 10, 2021
Last week congressional leaders held hearings on the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 . The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee held hearings to discuss the budget with Xavier Becerra, the secretary of Health and...
Policy Snapshot
June 10, 2021
Do you have a patient with a cognitive impairment? Medicare covers a separate visit for a cognitive assessment so you can more thoroughly evaluate cognitive function and help with care planning. Any clinician eligible to report evaluation and...
Policy Snapshot
June 10, 2021
As part of the American Rescue Plan, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has been awarded $80 million for training, certification, and degree programs in public health informatics and data science at...
Policy Snapshot
June 4, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance and versatility of technology, especially in the medical field. The significance of technology for senior Americans was discussed in “The Role of Technology in Aging,” a webinar hosted by Home...
Policy Snapshot
June 4, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting Notices of Intent to Apply (NOIAs) for the Medicare Shared Savings Program January 1, 2022, start date. Visit the Application Types & Timeline and Application Toolkit webpages...
Policy Snapshot
June 4, 2021
Last week, lawmakers introduced the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2021 . Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Susan DelBene (D-WA), and Ron Estes (R-KS) reintroduced the bi-partisan legislation that would allow all...
Policy Snapshot
June 4, 2021
Have you submitted your interoperability outcomes yet? The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT ( ONC) wants to hear from you as part of its recently announced “Health Interoperability Outcomes 2030” effort. Submissions can be made...
Policy Snapshot
June 4, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting two upcoming webinars: CMS Quality Measurement: Where It’s Headed and How We’ll Get There (Webinar #1) and Driving Quality in the US: How CMS Evaluates its Measure Portfolio (Webinar...
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June 4, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2022 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and the 2022 performance...
Policy Snapshot
May 28, 2021
Last week, the Society signed on to an American Medical Association letter written for Elizabeth Fowler, the new deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The letter congratulates the deputy...