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SNF Quality Reporting Program Confidential Feedback Reports

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:55
Health Policy Skilled Nursing Care, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Quality Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Confidential Feedback Reports/Quality Measure Reports are available via the Certification and Survey provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) Reporting System. For a list of assessment and claims-based quality measures included these...

Hospice Compare Update

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:52
Health Policy Hospice, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to improve the accuracy of Hospice Compare by: Improving the data used to power the search Ensuring that the data hospices report to CMS...

CMS Offers Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Program Section GG Web-based Training

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:48
Health Policy Skilled Nursing Care, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering web-based training to address questions related to Section GG of the Minimum Data...

CMS Announces New Payment Model to Improve Quality, Coordination, and Cost-Effectiveness for Both Inpatient and Outpatient Care

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:44
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), Quality Payment Program (QPP) This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Under traditional fee-for-service...

CMS Launches Data Submission System for Clinicians in the Quality Payment Program

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:51
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP) Easier for clinicians to submit data by offering one user-friendly site for all submissions. On January 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that doctors and other eligible clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) can begin submitting...

Practice Management and Leadership Sessions Bring Added Perspective to the Annual Conference

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:48
Health Policy Quality Payment Program (QPP), Practice Management This year during the Society’s 2018 Annual Conference (March 21-25 in Grapevine, TX) the new Practice Group Network has sponsored sessions to address leadership and management knowledge necessary for running a successful post-acute and long-term...

Society Asks CMS to Reconsider ‘Resource’ Category in MIPS and Study Risk Adjustment Models

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:45
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Quality This week, the Society submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the final rule CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program. The Society noted while it appreciates that CMS exempted skilled nursing facility place of service 31 from primary care...