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December 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period on November 21, 2022 . The preview period provides an opportunity for doctors and clinicians to review their 2021 Quality Payment Program (QPP)...
Policy Snapshot
December 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind clinicians of important upcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dates and deadlines: December 31, 2022 Last day of the 2022 performance year, after which...
Policy Snapshot
November 18, 2022
Last week, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report, “Long-Term Trends of Psychotropic Drug Use in Nursing Homes.” The OIG found that from 2011 through 2019, about 80 percent of Medicare's long-stay nursing home residents were...
Policy Snapshot
November 18, 2022
In compliance with Section 2003 of the SUPPORT Act, providers must transmit prescriptions for controlled substances electronically for Medicare Part D beneficiaries beginning January 1, 2023. Section 2003 of the SUPPORT Act mandates that a health-...
Policy Snapshot
November 18, 2022
The Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period will officially open on November 21, 2022. You can preview your 2021 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance information before it will appear on clinician and group profile pages on Medicare Care Compare...
Policy Snapshot
November 4, 2022
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule, which included an overall cut to the payments rates; however, nursing facility codes valuation was increased. With the...
Policy Snapshot
November 4, 2022
Following the actions of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing that coverage is available without cost-sharing for the...
Policy Snapshot
October 28, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon issue a Comparative Billing Report (CBR) on Medicare Part B claims for initial nursing facility evaluation and management visits. Use the data-driven report to compare your billing...
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October 28, 2022
Please join the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, and her leadership team on Tuesday, November 1, at 3:00 PM ET for an update on CMS’ recent accomplishments and how its cross-cutting...
Policy Snapshot
October 21, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded the archive for Doctors and Clinicians (DAC) in the Provider Data Catalog (PDC) on Care Compare. This expansion allows users to access historic Merit-based Incentive Payment System...