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January 14, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) formally renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration effective January 21. The 90-day extension includes many of the 1,135 waivers for telehealth and others that have been in place since...
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January 14, 2021
CMS would like to remind you about important upcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dates and deadlines: January 4, 2021 – 2020 MIPS performance year data submission window opened. February 1, 2021 – 2020 MIPS Extreme and...
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January 14, 2021
To further support clinicians during the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS has extended the deadline for COVID-19 related 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception applications to...
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January 14, 2021
CMS launched a web-based platform to help standardize “Section 1135” waiver requests and other Public Health Emergency (PHE)-related inquiries the agency receives. Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act, the secretary of health and human...
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January 8, 2021
The CDC recommends early vaccination of long-term care facility health care personnel and residents. Read its Long-Term Care Facility toolkit to: Prepare for COVID-19 vaccination Build confidence in the vaccine Make sure and look at the Society’s...
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January 8, 2021
To further support clinicians during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), CMS extended the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception application deadline to February 1. For the 2020...
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January 8, 2021
On December 27, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 modified the Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Here are some of highlights: Provided a 3.75% increase in MPFS payments for CY 2021 Suspended the 2% payment...
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December 24, 2020
On Monday, December 21, the 116th Congress concluded its business by approving H.R. 133, a $1.4 trillion Continuing Resolution funding the government through September 30, 2021, and a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, for a grand total of $2.3...
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December 24, 2020
On Monday, December 21, the 116th Congress concluded its business by approving H.R. 133, a $1.4 trillion Continuing Resolution funding the government through September 30, 2021, and a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, for a grand total of $2.3...
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December 24, 2020
CMS would like to remind clinicians of important upcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dates and deadlines: December 31 – 2020 Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Application period closes. Clinicians, groups, and virtual...