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CMS announces 2019 Medicare Parts A & B premiums and deductibles

October 15th, 2018|

 
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Parts A and B.
 “CMS is committed to empowering beneficiaries with the information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.  “In addition to the information we recently released for

New MIPS Resources are Now Available in the QPP Resource Library

September 18th, 2018|

New MIPS Resources are Now Available in the QPP Resource Library
CMS has posted the following new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) resources on CMS.gov:

2019 Virtual Groups Toolkit: Includes an overview fact sheet, which details what virtual groups are and how to participate in a virtual group in 2019; an election process fact sheet

CMS Finalizes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden

August 3rd, 2018|

 

CMS Finalizes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden
Changes in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System final rule will advance price transparency and electronic health records  

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to empower patients and advance the White House MyHealthEData

CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule

July 26th, 2018|

 

CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule
Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) & Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) proposed rule advances CMS commitment to increasing transparency and lowering drug prices

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took steps to strengthen the Medicare program with proposed changes to ensure that seniors can

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

July 19th, 2018|

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients
Americans enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare providers and innovators in the world. Yet while the volume of care consumed by American patients has not increased dramatically comparative to similar economies, the cost of care in the United States has accelerated at an alarming pace. Healthcare costs

CMS Releases Proposed Rule for 2019 Medicare Quality Payment Program

July 13th, 2018|

CMS Releases Proposed Rule for 2019 Medicare Quality Payment Program
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed policies for Year 3 (2019) of the Quality Payment Program via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The provisions included in the NPRM are reflective of the feedback we

CMS Leverages Medicaid Program to Combat the Opioid Crisis

June 12th, 2018|

 
CMS Leverages Medicaid Program to Combat the Opioid Crisis
States provided guidance in designing treatment options for Opioid Epidemic

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS released guidanceaimed at building on our commitment to partner with states to ensure that they have flexibilities and the tools necessary to combat the opioid crisis.  This new guidance

Quality Payment Program Website Now Offers 2018 MIPS Clinician Eligibility at the Group Level

May 10th, 2018|

Quality Payment Program Website Now Offers 2018 MIPS Clinician Eligibility at the Group Level
You can now log in to the CMS Quality Payment Program website to check your group’s 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

After logging into the feature using your EIDM credentials, browse to the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) affiliated

CMS Announces Agency’s First Rural Health Strategy

May 9th, 2018|

CMS Announces Agency’s First Rural Health Strategy
Interagency effort seeks to improve access and quality of care for rural Americans

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the agency’s first Rural Health Strategy intended to provide a proactive approach on healthcare issues to ensure that the nearly one in five individuals who live

CMS Encourages Eligible Suppliers to Participate in Expanded Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model

April 30th, 2018|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in April expanded the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), a national performance-based payment model offering a new approach to type 2 diabetes prevention in eligible Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of pre-diabetes. For the first time, both traditional healthcare providers and community-based organizations can enroll as