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March 26, 2021
CMS posted the Medicare Shared Savings Program Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) and application submission dates for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) on the Shared Savings Program Application Types & Timeline webpage. Beginning June 1, CMS...
Policy Snapshot
March 26, 2021
A bipartisan group of representatives introduced a bill last week that would allow Medicare Advantage plans to count diagnoses from audio-only telehealth services toward risk adjustment for at least plan years 2020 and 2021 and allow clinicians to...
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March 19, 2021
On March 10, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19...
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March 19, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Request for Applications (RFA) for Cohort 2 of the Primary Care First (PCF) Model. Primary care practices in eligible regions are encouraged to apply. Practices that...
Policy Snapshot
March 19, 2021
The Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period ends on March 25, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). If you haven’t previewed your information already, don’t miss your chance to preview your 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance information before it...
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March 19, 2021
Reminder: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages you to submit Promoting Interoperability measures and Improvement Activities for consideration for future years of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The MIPS...
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March 5, 2021
Last week, the Society along with the American Medical Association and other national groups sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with recommendations to ensure the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value...
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March 5, 2021
CMS released new COVID-19 FAQs : Orders: Vaccine — See pages 27 (hospitals) and 137 (other providers) Monoclonal antibody infusion — See page 137 Billing: Vaccine doses or monoclonal antibody products obtained for free — See page 136 Monoclonal...
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March 5, 2021
National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Tuesday, March 23, from 1:30 to 3 PM ET Register for this Medicare Learning Network call . During this call, learn about the appropriate assessment, accurate...
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February 26, 2021
Last week, Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to curb the rising death count and assist with vaccinations in nursing homes. The COVID-19...