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August 11, 2022
Diverting the Medicare physician payment system away from its current unsustainable path and steering it instead toward physician practice sustainability will protect patient access to quality, evidence-based care while easing administrative burdens...
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August 11, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published 2022 Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Payment details on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. To access this information, clinicians and surrogates can now log in to...
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August 11, 2022
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has contracted with a data analytics and research firm to survey nursing facilities on the current state of health...
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August 3, 2022
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates Medicare payment policies and rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) for fiscal...
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August 3, 2022
The August 2022 Performance Score Reports (PSRs) for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program are now available to download via the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES)/Certification and Survey Provider...
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August 3, 2022
The next Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Programs Bi-Monthly Forum will be held on Thursday, August 11, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM ET . During this webinar, attendees will learn important updates relevant to CMS’ Quality...
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July 29, 2022
This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched its enhanced Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System, which integrates data nursing homes report on their weekend staffing rates for nurses and information on annual turnover...
Policy Snapshot
July 22, 2022
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first-ever home and community-Based Services (HCBS) quality measure set to promote consistent quality measurement within and across state Medicaid HCBS programs. The...
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July 22, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the 2023 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Implementation Guide (IG) , Schematron, and Sample Files for Eligible Clinician Programs. The 2023 CMS QRDA...
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July 15, 2022
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and her leadership team will provide an update on CMS’ recent accomplishments and how the agency’s cross-cutting initiatives are advancing CMS’ Strategic Plan...