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April 22, 2016
This week the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Examining Physician Efforts to Prepare for Medicare Payment Reforms . The hearing examined the...
Policy Snapshot
April 22, 2016
Thursday, April 28 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration . Space may be limited, register early. This call focuses on infection control, highlighting Antibiotic Stewardship and community-wide efforts, including a...
Policy Snapshot
April 22, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to update Medicare inpatient payments for fiscal year 2017. CMS’s proposal would completely remove the two-midnight rule for the current and past two fiscal years by...
Policy Snapshot
April 22, 2016
The Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) for the January 1, 2017, program start date of the Medicare Shared Savings Program is available for: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) not currently participating in the program (initial applicants) Currently...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
The Older American Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 (OAA) passed Congress recently and is expected to be signed into law by the President. The OAA makes important investments in creating a well-trained workforce and in providing person- and family-...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
“It Always Seems Too Early, until It’s Too Late." National Healthcare Decisions Day raises awareness about the importance of advance care plans. Did you know that beginning in 2016, Advance Care Planning (APC) services can be billed to the Medicare...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised guidance at F329 in Appendix PP to enhance ease of use for surveyors and to include language related to how unnecessary use of medications may cause psychosocial harm to residents...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
On April 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its largest-ever initiative to transform and improve how primary care is delivered and paid for in America. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model, will be...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the 2016 Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) annual update for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals to electronically report 2017 quality data for CMS quality reporting...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2016
Tuesday, April 19 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration . Space may be limited, register early. During this call, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) subject matter experts will cover helpful tips to...