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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

CMS Proposes Redesign of Medicare Shared Savings Program - Healthcare Alert

On August 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would redesign the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The proposed changes would accelerate the risks associated with...more

Baker Ober Health Law

QPP Year 3 – CMS Continues Implementation with Proposed Changes

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On July 12, 2018, CMS issued proposed revisions to Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) in the rule entitled Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019;...more

Holland & Knight LLP

CMS Quality Payment Program Changes for 2019

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a redesign of incentives under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as part of the 2019 Updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP). This affects...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Health Care Policy Newsletter - July 2018 #4

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Foley & Lardner LLP’s Bipartisan Public Policy Team is pleased to share this week’s “Public Policy Health Care Newsletter” in which we compile the latest health care policy news and legislation. Please note that the next...more

BakerHostetler

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

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This week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update” includes the latest on a series of healthcare bills scheduled for House votes, including one to repeal the medical device tax; Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott...more

Holland & Knight LLP

CMS Issues Proposed Rule on Medicare Physician Payment in 2019

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 12, 2018, published the CY 2019 Proposed Rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). While in previous years regulations for the Quality Payment Program (QPP)...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

CMS Focuses on a Modern Medicare

Earlier this month, CMS proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program with the goal of “modernizing Medicare and restoring the doctor-patient relationship.” The proposed changes achieve...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Top 10 Lessons Learned from First-to-Second Generation Transactions

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Michael Barry and Max Reiboldt joined Mark Coker to discuss the Top 10 Lessons Learned from First-to-Second Generation Transactions. Mr. Barry is a partner in the Corporate Practice and the Healthcare Practice and focuses his...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

CMS Issues Proposed Rule with Significant Revisions to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Other Payment Policies

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On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") issued a proposed rule that includes proposals to update payment policies and rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

New Demonstration Program Would Reward Clinicians for Accepting Risk in Medicare Advantage

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CMS recently announced that it wants to launch a new demonstration program, the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration. If approved and adopted as a demonstration project, the MAQI...more

King & Spalding

CMS Announces Clinicians Exceeded Year 1 MIPS Participation Goal

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On May 31, 2018, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced that 91% of all Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians participated in year one of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), surpassing CMS’s goal to...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

CMS Announces New Initiatives For Innovating Patient Care

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Last month, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced several initiatives to innovate the delivery of patient care at the ground level. In collaboration with the Trump Administration and other federal agencies, CMS is taking...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

MedPAC Recommends Significant Changes to MACRA

In March, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its biannual report to Congress on matters affecting the Medicare program. MedPAC is an independent congressional agency that advises Congress on issues...more

K&L Gates LLP

K&L Gates Triage: Triage in 2018: Health Care Topics to Watch in the New Year

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We expect 2018 to be another year of rapid change within the health care industry. In this episode, Mary Beth Johnston highlights some of the key topics that the health care practice group will monitor in the coming year,...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Trump Administration Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget and Healthcare Programs

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The Trump Administration on Feb. 12 released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request, titled "An American Budget." Unlike last year's budget, which was released in late May, the release of this budget conforms to the typical...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Congress Makes Key Changes to Medicare Physician Payment Programs as Part of Short-Term Government Funding Bill

• Congress amended current law to prevent CMS from applying the “MIPS” payment adjustment to separately billed items like drugs and biologics, which will drastically reduce the total amount of payment adjustments to clinical...more

Burr & Forman

MACRA: Rolled Out and Still Rolling

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Most physicians have, by this point, gained some familiarity with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The name of this law has appeared frequently in commentary over the past several years, and...more

King & Spalding

MedPAC Votes on Proposed Recommendations to Congress to Maintain Medicare’s Existing Payment Increases to Hospitals and...

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In public meetings held on January 11-12, 2018, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) members voted to recommend that Congress maintain Medicare’s current updates for payments to providers for acute care hospital...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

CMS Quality Payment Program: Are you ready for round two?

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2018 marks the commencement of the second performance year for the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP), implemented under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (otherwise known as MACRA). ...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

ML Strategies – 2018 Health Care Preview

Happy New Year!?! 2017 was an eventful year for health care, and now we can all sit back and relax with very little concern that major health policy will be on the table in 2018. Right? Why must Speaker Ryan ruin our...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

New CMS Guidance on Information Blocking

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published two important guidance statements on so-called "information blocking," i.e., knowingly and willfully limiting or restricting the compatibility or...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

MACRA Update: Attestation Regarding Your EHR System

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CMS recently issued guidance on the three-part “Prevention of Information Blocking” attestation which physicians and other eligible clinicians will need to submit to CMS in order to qualify for points under the “Advancing...more

Baker Donelson

MACRA Final Rule Continues Gradual Transition and Provider Flexibility for 2018

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On November 2, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule implementing policies for Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program established under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

“We’re Listening” – CMS Issues Final Rule For Year 2 Of The Quality Payment Program And Highlights Efforts To Continue...

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On November 2, 2017, CMS issued the final rule with comment for the second year (2018) of the Quality Payment Program as well as an interim final rule. Continuing with its theme of a CMS that is “listening to feedback,” CMS...more

Polsinelli

Year 2 in the QPP: A Regulatory Update

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On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule. The Final Rule contains notable changes that may affect smaller practices participating in...more

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