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September 22, 2017

The effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is back on the table this week, as Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson Amendment to H.R. 1628, the “American Health Care Act of 2017.” This amendment is essentially new legislation that:

  • Ends the ACA’s
  • ...
September 22, 2017

The Society urges all of its members to look for the newly released 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Feedback Reports and 2016 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs). These reports provide the opportunity to all MIPS eligible clinicians to see how well they did on their quality and resource costs. Feedback from these...

September 22, 2017

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing last week that examined several public health workforce programs that included testimony from Society member Janice Knebl, DO, MBA, Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians Endowed Chair and Professor in Geriatrics at University of North Texas Health Science Center and leader at a...

September 15, 2017

This week AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule.

Reduction in Value-Based Modifier and PQRS Penalties

The Society strongly supported CMS’ for proposal to reduce the...

September 8, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs to acute care hospitals, PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospices, inpatient rehabilitation facilities,...

September 8, 2017

Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), recently announced 15 appointments to the new Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee.

“It is extremely valuable to have a range of perspectives and expertise in helping the government address challenges...

September 8, 2017

How do we measure interoperability? And how do we understand the impacts of information flow? ONC proposed that the National Quality Forum (NQF) develop a measurement framework that would identify key concepts critical to measuring interoperability and its impacts. NQF convened a committee consisting of stakeholders across the health care...

September 1, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites representatives from organizations of all sizes to assess current and future functionality of the Quality Payment Program website, as well as make recommendations for improvements. We are looking for:

  • Medicare clinicians
  • ...