Apply to Participate in the 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Study on Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures to Receive Improvement Activity Credit for 2018

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:36
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Practitioners The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study, as outlined in the Quality Payment Program Year 2 final rule (CMS 5522- FC). CMS is conducting this study to: Examine clinical workflows and...

The Society Joins Others in Urging CMS to Reduce 2018 MIPs Reporting Period

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:26
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Practitioners This week, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine joined with the American Medical Association and over 40 national medical specialty societies in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)...

National Health Care Decisions Day is April 16

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:10
Health Policy Advance Care Planning, Practitioners National Health Care Decisions Day educates the public and providers about the importance of Advance Care Planning (ACP). Did you know that ACP services can be billed to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule? The Society’s...

CMS Releases Updated 2018 MIPS Eligibility Tool

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:08
Health Policy Payment, Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Practitioners, Certified Medical Director The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated MIPS Participation Lookup Tool to check on your 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Just enter your ...

MIPS APM: Resources from CMS for Performance Year 2018

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:51
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Alternative Payment Models (APM), Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Practitioners Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Alternative Payment Model (APM) performance year 2018 materials are available: ...

Reducing Provider Burden: Send CMS Your Feedback

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:44
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Practitioners Medicare is simplifying claims documentation requirements so that you spend less time on paperwork, allowing you to focus more on your patients. Visit the Provider Compliance Group’s ...

Society Backed APMs Move Forward After PTAC Vote

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:42
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Alternative Payment Models (APM), Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Practitioners Several Society supported Advanced Payment Models (APMs) moved forward to the Secretary for implementation after the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) met March 26-27 to review four proposed payment models. A vote by PTAC results in one of the following...

2017 MIPS Improvement Activities Resources; Data Submission Deadline March 31st

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:21
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Practitioners The March 31, 2018 data submission deadline for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is quickly approaching!  As you prepare to submit 2017...

Congress Focusing on Opioid Crisis

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:15
Health Policy Medication, Opioids, Pain Management, Practitioners In response to the deepening opioid crisis, Congress is engaged in a multi-faceted review of a package of opioid bills.  The recently passed omnibus bill included an additional $3.6 billion for opioid-addiction and mental-health services such as increased NIH funding, state opioid grant program...