CMS recently completed a large-scale effort to provide new Medicare cards without Social Security numbers to people with Medicare. The new cards support the agency’s work to protect personal identity and reduce fraud and abuse.
By Daniel Marino – With recent changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, all accountable care organizations need to pay closer attention to their compliance obligations and be prepared to make changes quickly.
CMS recently updated the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center website based on user feedback. It is the one-stop shop for the most current resources to support electronic clinical quality improvement.
The Health Plan Identifier is designed to furnish a standard way to identify health plans in electronic transactions. The Health Plan Identifier is a standard, unique health plan identifier required by the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Check out these FAQs.
Pathways to Success – this new direction for the Shared Savings Program redesigns the participation options available under the program to encourage Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to transition to performance based risk more quickly and, for eligible ACOs, incrementally, to increase savings for the Trust Funds.
CMS Updates eCQM Resources for the 2019 Performance Period for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals
CMS has updated the list of eCQMs that are fully specified and are available to be used for the 2019 performance period in the Quality Payment Program, which were finalized in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule.
Access to Quality and Resource Use Reports and PQRS Feedback Reports Available Until December 31, 2018
The final performance period for the Value Modifier and PQRS programs was 2016 and the final payment adjustment year is 2018. Therefore, the Quality and Resource Use Reports and PQRS Feedback Reports will no longer be available after the end of 2018.
By Jill Reeves – The 2019 Fiscal Year is well underway, and 2019 proper will be here in a hot minute. That makes this as good a time as any to preview some of the changes that have recently been or are about to be rolled out by CMS.
By Tim Engelhardt – CMS released a report that demonstrates how empowering states can help reduce costs. The report summarizes the final Medicare Parts A & B actuarial savings analysis of the Washington managed fee-for-service demonstration…
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