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March 19, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Request for Applications (RFA) for Cohort 2 of the Primary Care First (PCF) Model. Primary care practices in eligible regions are encouraged to apply. Practices that...
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March 19, 2021
The Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period ends on March 25, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). If you haven’t previewed your information already, don’t miss your chance to preview your 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance information before it...
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March 19, 2021
Reminder: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages you to submit Promoting Interoperability measures and Improvement Activities for consideration for future years of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The MIPS...
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March 5, 2021
Last week, the Society along with the American Medical Association and other national groups sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with recommendations to ensure the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value...
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March 5, 2021
CMS released new COVID-19 FAQs : Orders: Vaccine — See pages 27 (hospitals) and 137 (other providers) Monoclonal antibody infusion — See page 137 Billing: Vaccine doses or monoclonal antibody products obtained for free — See page 136 Monoclonal...
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March 5, 2021
National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Tuesday, March 23, from 1:30 to 3 PM ET Register for this Medicare Learning Network call . During this call, learn about the appropriate assessment, accurate...
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February 26, 2021
Last week, Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to curb the rising death count and assist with vaccinations in nursing homes. The COVID-19...
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February 26, 2021
Last week, CMS announced it will hold physicians harmless from up to 9% MIPS penalties due to the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 public health emergency on physician practices’ performance in 2020. The Society advocated for this automatic...
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February 19, 2021
The Society joined the American Medical Association and others in calling on Congress to pass legislation that would extend the congressionally enacted moratorium on Medicare sequester cuts through the duration of the public health emergency (PHE)...
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February 19, 2021
Last week, President Biden nominated Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as the new administrator of CMS. Brooks-LaSure served in the Obama administration as a senior CMS official and most recently served as managing director at Mannatt health. Currently, CMS is...