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December 4, 2020
The calendar year 2021 Physician Fee Schedule final rule provisions reduce burden, recognize clinicians for the time they spend taking care of patients, remove unnecessary quality measures, and make it easier for clinicians to move toward value-...
Policy Snapshot
December 4, 2020
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary payment model that builds on CMS’ focus to deliver Medicare beneficiaries value through better care and improved quality. The Geographic Direct Contracting...
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December 4, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind clinicians of important upcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dates and deadlines: December 31 – 2020 Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception...
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December 4, 2020
To further support clinicians during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception...
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November 19, 2020
Last week, in advance of the approaching holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urged nursing home staff, residents, and visitors to follow established guidelines for visitation and adherence to the core principles of...
Policy Snapshot
November 19, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) thanks nursing homes whose staff members have completed the agency’s free training but urges remaining homes to take advantage of this resource. Last week, CMS publicly recognized the 1,092...
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November 19, 2020
In early September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Care Compare on Medicare.gov, which streamlines its eight original health care compare tools. These original compare tools will retire on December 1, ending this...
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November 19, 2020
On November 16, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an estimated $15 billion decline in improper Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payments since 2016. The Medicare FFS estimated improper payment rate decreased to 6.27...
Policy Snapshot
November 19, 2020
In response to the hardships experienced by clinicians due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is allowing Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians to apply for an exemption for one...
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November 12, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that as of November 10, 2020, Medicare beneficiaries are receiving coverage of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 with no cost-sharing during the Public Health Emergency (PHE)...