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October 23, 2020
This week, the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Health sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar asking the agency to implement a set of recommendations to combat Alzheimer’s disease. In the letter...
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October 23, 2020
Last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a revision to its reporting requirements for providers that received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments. The notice includes revised data elements that recipients must submit for...
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October 23, 2020
The Hospice Visits When Death is Imminent (HVWDII) report analyzes a measure pair focused on visits received by hospice patients in the last days of life, specifically the last week of life. Measure 1 was found to meet the threshold for public...
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October 16, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool based on the second snapshot of data from Alternative Payment Model (APM) entities. The second snapshot includes data from Medicare...
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October 16, 2020
Join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a National Learning and Action Network (LAN) webinar this Tuesday, October 20, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. A LAN is a group of health care professionals and stakeholder organizations...
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October 16, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new report outlining Medicare spending on various health care settings during the pandemic. Page 4 of the report outlines such spending for skilled nursing facilities (SNF). Key findings of...
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October 9, 2020
In its official comment letter on the CY2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule, the Society asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase the values of nursing facility and assisted living family of services to...
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October 9, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public reporting tip sheets for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs): Strategy for data exempted from public...
Policy Snapshot
October 2, 2020
Now Open: Virtual Group Election Period for the MIPS 2021 Performance Year If you’re interested in forming a virtual group for the 2021 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year, the election period starts today. To form a virtual...
Policy Snapshot
October 2, 2020
Quality Payment Program: 2020 Performance Period Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality Measures Impacted by the Annual ICD-10 Coding Update In the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule (82 FR 53714 through 53716),...