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CMS Announces New Payment Model

CMS Announces New Payment Model

  CMS announces new payment model to improve quality, coordination and cost-effectiveness for both inpatient and outpatient care  Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) announced...

Compare Hospice Providers on Measures of Care Quality

Compare Hospice Providers on Measures of Care Quality

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is sharing information about hospice providers to permit the public to compare hospice providers on measures of care quality. The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) was established at section 1814(i)(5) of...

Ways for Healthcare Providers to Get Ready for New Medicare Cards

Ways for Healthcare Providers to Get Ready for New Medicare Cards

Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Through this initiative, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will prevent fraud, fight identity theft and protect essential program funding and the private healthcare and...

Quality Payment Program News and Resources

Quality Payment Program News and Resources

Under contract with CMS, our team of experts provides technical assistance to eligible clinicians to help them better understand the new Quality Payment Program reporting requirements, build a framework to satisfy and sustain sufficient participation and obtain...

CMS Issues Opioid Misuse Strategy

CMS Issues Opioid Misuse Strategy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdoses from prescription opioids are a driving factor in the 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths. Since 1999, the amount of prescription opioids sold in the U.S. nearly quadrupled, yet there...

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Register Now One of the multitude of contributing factors to the opioid epidemic is highly variable pain treatment practices between healthcare providers. Efforts are being made nationally and at organizational levels to provide more consistent[...]
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