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October 9, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released final rules that simplify requirements and add new flexibilities for providers to make electronic health...
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October 9, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened the 30-day preview period for the 2014 quality measures that will be reported on Physician Compare later this year. You can access the secured measures preview site now through the...
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October 2, 2015
The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020 , was released last week and outlines the commitments of all the agencies that use or influence the use of health IT across the nation for the next five years. The Plan is an action plan for federal...
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September 18, 2015
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, along with the American Medical Association and 40 other organizations, recently sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell asking for a pause in the...
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September 18, 2015
On July 6, 2015, CMS and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included guidance from CMS that allows for flexibility in the claims...
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September 18, 2015
On September 11, CMS began distributing letters to Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) individual Eligible Professionals (EPs), EPs providing services at Critical Access Hospitals billing under method II, and group practices about the 2016...
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September 18, 2015
The “ Medicare-Required SNF PPS Assessments ” Educational Tool (ICN 909067) was released and is now available in downloadable format. This educational tool is designed to provide education to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) on Prospective Payment...
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September 18, 2015
AMDA submitted comments this week on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule for Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016 and applauded CMS’ efforts to...
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September 18, 2015
This week AMDA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule for Medicare Program; Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) Payment Model for Acute Care Hospitals Furnishing Lower Extremity Joint...
Policy Snapshot
September 18, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the training procedures for State Survey Agencies (SA) and Regional Offices (ROs) utilizing the QIS to: Eliminate the mock survey and replace it with a survey of record; Eliminate...