Publications

Members only publications are marked with a lock icon:
Filter By
Policy Snapshot
March 4, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (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...
Policy Snapshot
March 4, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added new Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance information for doctors, clinicians, groups, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to the Doctors and Clinicians section of Medicare Care...
Policy Snapshot
February 25, 2022
As part of its renewed vision and strategy for driving health system transformation (PDF) , the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) is releasing a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Accountable Care Organization (...
Policy Snapshot
February 18, 2022
On February 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients when all of these apply: They have a positive...
Policy Snapshot
February 18, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted new resources related to MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) development on the QPP Resource Library . The following documents are now available in the MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) Development...
Policy Snapshot
February 18, 2022
As a reminder, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, are conducting field testing of five episode-based cost measures until February 25 . The following episode-based cost measures are currently being...
Policy Snapshot
February 11, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now posting data on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots administered to nursing home residents and staff on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website . The data will show resident and staff booster...
Policy Snapshot
February 11, 2022
On December 28, the FDA revised the emergency use authorization for COVID-19 convalescent plasma with high titers of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. It’s authorized for treatment of COVID-19 in patients with immunosuppressive disease or getting...
Policy Snapshot
February 11, 2022
The January 2022 refresh of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program data is available on the Care Compare webpage and in the Provider Data Catalog . Visit the SNF Quality Public Reporting webpage for more information.
Policy Snapshot
February 11, 2022
Take online training to get Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) nursing home guidance on COVID-19 preparedness, resident-centered care, and infection prevention and control. You can get a certificate of participation.