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MACPAC Publishes Agenda and Moves April Public Meeting Online

MACPAC posted the agenda for their April 2 public meeting which will be hosted online. Registration for the online meeting can be accessed here.

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Payment Innovation: COVID-19

CMS Approves Sweeping Changes to Expand Care During the National Emergency

On March 30, CMS announced several new temporary waivers and an interim final rule to expand beneficiary access to services during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Payment Innovation: COVID-19

CMS Approves 11 Additional Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers

This announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) brings the total number of approved Section 1135 waivers for states to 13.

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MACPAC Publishes March 2020 Report to Congress

MACPAC released its March 2020 Report to Congress on Friday, March 13, 2020.

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Payment Innovation: COVID-19

COVID-19 Activities and Actions

As part of ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, CMS and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations, and taken other related actions.

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Payment Innovation: COVID-19

CMS Approves First State Request for 1135 Medicaid Waiver in Florida

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the COVID-19 situation a national emergency which enables the CMS to waive certain requirements in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP under Section 1135 authority.

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CMS COVID-19 Activities and Actions

As part of ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, the CMS has issued a number of resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations; and taken other related actions.

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Payment Innovation: PTAC

PTAC Publishes Reports Evaluating Proposals Considered as of December 2019

PTAC published two new reports evaluating the models that PTAC reviewed and submitted to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for consideration

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MACPAC Commissioners Support VBP State Comparison Report

MACPAC held a public meeting on February 27-28, 2020.

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Payment Innovation: PTAC

PTAC Update: Revised Proposal Open for Comment and Secretary’s Responses to Recommendations

PTAC is soliciting comments through March 20, 2020, on a revised payment model: “The ‘Medical Neighborhood’ AAPM,” proposed by the American College of Physicians and the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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MACPAC Releases Agenda for February 2020 Public Meeting

MACPAC posted the agenda for their next public meeting scheduled for February 27, 2020.

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Payment Innovation: PTAC

PTAC Update: March 16 Agenda Update

PTAC has updated the agenda for the scheduled March 16 public meeting.

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Payment Innovation: PTAC

PTAC Update: New Oncology Medical Home Model Open for Comment

PTAC is soliciting comments through February 18, 2020, on a new proposed payment model: PCOP Model.

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Opportunities to Participate in a Technical Expert Panel

CMS has announced opportunities to participate in Technical Expert Panels TEP.

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Payment Innovation: PTAC

PTAC Submits Report on Telemedicine Proposal to Secretary: Recommends Further Development and Implementation

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) submitted a new report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommending the further development and implementation of the “ACCESS Telemedicine: An Alternative Healthcare Delivery Model for Rural Cerebral Emergencies.”

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Payment Innovation: PTAC

PTAC Update: Public Meeting and Report on Eye Care Proposal Posted

PTAC recently opened registration for the Monday, December 9, 2019, public meeting.

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Payment Innovation: PTAC

GAO Appoints Charles DeShazer, MD to PTAC

GAO announced the appointment of Charles DeShazer, MD to the Physician-Focused PTAC.

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2020 Medicaid and CHIP Core Set Open for Comments Through August 5

Recommendations for the 2020 Medicaid and CHIP Core Set are open through August 5.

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CMS Updates Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard

On July 18, 2019, CMS updated the data within the Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard.

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Insurance Coverage: Waivers

South Carolina 1115 Waiver Application Summary

On May 8, 2019, South Carolina submitted a new 1115 waiver application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The waiver includes work requirements, expands coverage for children, pregnant women and parents, and expands coverage for certain individuals with substance use disorders, who are chronically homeless or who are involved in the justice…

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MACPAC Chair and Vice Chair Appointed

The GAO appointed MACPAC’s Chair and Vice Chair.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

Reminder: Applications for the InCK NOFO are due June 10, 2019

The Innovation Center released updated FAQs for the InCK Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

Innovation Center Hosts Webinar on InCK Model on May 15

The Innovation Center will host a webinar on the InCK model on May 15.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

Innovation Center Holds Second Webinar on InCK Funding Opportunity

The Innovation Center is holding its second webinar on the InCK Model Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

Innovation Center Releases Information on APM Component of InCK Model

The Innovation Center releases information on the APM component of the InCK model.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

InCK Model: Notice of Funding Opportunity and Webinar on February 19

The CMS Innovation Center has announced a funding opportunity for the Integrated Care for Kids model and a webinar on Feb. 19.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

CMS Announces Integrated Care for Kids Model to Address the Opioid Crisis

On August 23, 2018, CMS announced a new model that is intended to address the opioid crisis for children.

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