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April 8, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced guidance last week that restores certain minimum standards for compliance with CMS requirements. Restoring these standards will be accomplished by phasing out some temporary emergency...
Policy Snapshot
April 8, 2022
Last week, the National Academy of Sciences released a comprehensive report, The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality-Honoring Our Commitment to Residents, Families and Staff. The 600-page report identifies critical opportunities to...
Policy Snapshot
April 1, 2022
Last week, President Biden released his fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Here are the highlights: $641 million in FY 2023 for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts with...
Policy Snapshot
April 1, 2022
Last week, the Society joined the American Medical Association and other national specialty societies in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to propose an alternate policy in the calendar year 2023 Medicare Physician...
Policy Snapshot
April 1, 2022
The Society joined the American Medical Association and other national medical specialty societies in asking the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) to reopen the reporting period for at least 60 days to applicable Provider Relief...
Policy Snapshot
March 25, 2022
The deadline to register and attest for the calendar year (CY) 2021 electronic health record (EHR) reporting year for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program is this Thursday, March 31, at...
Policy Snapshot
March 25, 2022
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report that looked into the use of telehealth in both Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, from March 2020 to February 2021. The...
Policy Snapshot
March 17, 2022
Accountable Care Organizations: Visit the Application Types & Timeline webpage to learn about participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program that starts January 1. Key dates: June 1-7: Submit Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) —You must...
Policy Snapshot
March 17, 2022
The data submission period for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)-eligible clinicians who participated in the 2021 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is open. Data can be submitted and updated until 8:00 PM ET on March 31...
Policy Snapshot
March 17, 2022
CMS continues to offer flexibilities to provide relief to clinicians responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). CMS applied the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances (EUC)...