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February 24, 2017
On February 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program...
Policy Snapshot
February 17, 2017
Congressman Tom Price, MD, (R-GA) was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 52-47 to service as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Secretary Price is an orthopedic surgeon that has been in support of repealing the...
Policy Snapshot
February 17, 2017
During this year’s Annual Conference in Phoenix, don’t miss many of the great policy sessions being offered. On Thursday, March 16th join policy experts for Health Care Reform: MACRA and Beyond for PALTC Practitioners. This policy intensive,...
Policy Snapshot
February 17, 2017
Tuesday, February 21 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects® Event Registration . During this call, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) experts discuss the benefits of providing Chronic Care Management (...
Policy Snapshot
February 10, 2017
Tuesday, February 21 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects® Event Registration . During this call, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experts discuss the benefits of providing Chronic Care...
Policy Snapshot
February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 23 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects® Event Registration . The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation of 2014 ( IMPACT Act ) requires the reporting of standardized patient...
Policy Snapshot
February 10, 2017
A revised Telehealth Services fact sheet is available. Learn about: Originating sites Distant site practitioners Telehealth services Billing and payment for professional services furnished via telehealth and the originating site facility fee
Policy Snapshot
February 3, 2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced a bill and a resolution that would prevent the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) process from moving forward. The resolution comes before the February 1st statutory deadline required to discontinue the...
Policy Snapshot
February 3, 2017
This week, the Society worked with the Observation Status Coalition to submit a question during the Senate Finance Committee’s confirmation hearing for Representative Tom Price (R-GA), nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Senator...
Policy Snapshot
February 3, 2017
As of July 1, 2016, electronic submission of staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is mandatory for all long-term care facilities. You have up to 45 days after the end of the quarter to submit data for Federal Fiscal Quarter 1 (...