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April 22, 2016
The Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) for the January 1, 2017, program start date of the Medicare Shared Savings Program is available for: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) not currently participating in the program (initial applicants) Currently...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
The Older American Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 (OAA) passed Congress recently and is expected to be signed into law by the President. The OAA makes important investments in creating a well-trained workforce and in providing person- and family-...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
“It Always Seems Too Early, until It’s Too Late." National Healthcare Decisions Day raises awareness about the importance of advance care plans. Did you know that beginning in 2016, Advance Care Planning (APC) services can be billed to the Medicare...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised guidance at F329 in Appendix PP to enhance ease of use for surveyors and to include language related to how unnecessary use of medications may cause psychosocial harm to residents...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
On April 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its largest-ever initiative to transform and improve how primary care is delivered and paid for in America. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model, will be...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the 2016 Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) annual update for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals to electronically report 2017 quality data for CMS quality reporting...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
Tuesday, April 19 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration . Space may be limited, register early. During this call, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) subject matter experts will cover helpful tips to...
Policy Snapshot
April 8, 2016
Review and dispute for Open Payments data began April 1 and will last for 45 days. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish the 2015 payment data and updates to the 2013 and 2014 data on June 30, 2016. Physicians and...
Policy Snapshot
April 8, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2015 Mid-Year Quality and Resource Use Reports (MYQRURs) to groups and solo practitioners nationwide. MYQRURs are for informational purposes only and will not affect your payments...
Policy Snapshot
April 8, 2016
Thursday, April 14 from 2 to 3 pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration . Space may be limited, register early. During this call, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) subject matter experts discuss the development of...