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CMS Dementia Care: Opioid Use & Impact for Persons Living with Dementia Call — September 18

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:13
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Dementia, Practitioners National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Tuesday, September 18 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET Register ...

House Hearing Focuses on Nursing Home Safety and Quality

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:07
Health Policy Care Settings/Types, Skilled Nursing Care, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Federal Regulations, Practitioners, Quality This week, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled “Examining Efforts to Ensure Quality of Care and Resident Safety in Nursing Homes.” The purpose of the hearing was to explore the roles of the Centers for Medicare...

CMS Posts New Proposed RAC Review Topics

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:06
Health Policy Skilled Nursing Care, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Practitioners The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted 10 new proposed Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Review Topics...

MIPS Targeted Review Request: Deadline October 1

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:04
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Practitioners If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017, your MIPS final score and performance feedback are available on the Quality Payment Program website. The payment adjustment you receive in 2019 is based on this final...

ACOs Taking Risk in Innovative Payment Model Generate Savings for Patients and Taxpayers

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:01
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Practitioners On August 27, CMS released an evaluation report for the first performance year of the Innovation Center’s Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model showing promising early results. Results demonstrated the positive outcomes in terms of quality and costs when providers are...

Society Joins Opposition to CMS’ Proposed Cuts to E/M Pay

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:58
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Coding, Reimbursement, & Documentation, Practitioners This week, the Society joined the American Medical Association and over 150 other medical organizations in opposing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to simplify evaluation and management (E/M)...