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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

Registration Open for 2020 CMS Quality Conference

CMS is hosting the 2020 CMS Quality Conference on February 25-27, 2020, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

CMS Provides Additional Information and Holds Office Hours as the Primary Care First Application Deadline Approaches

The Primary Care First Model Options application deadline is Wednesday, January 22, 2020. In preparation for this deadline, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted additional FAQ document and will be hosting one final office hour session.

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Deadline to Dispute 2018 Open Payments is December 31

CMS posted the 2018 Open Payments data for review by physicians and teaching hospitals; the deadline to dispute any payments is December 31, 2019.

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Hospital Quality Star Rating Program: Summary from Listening Session Posted

CMS published the final summary report of the September 19, 2019 public listening session on the Hospital Quality Star Rating program.

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MedPAC Considers 2021 Payment Updates for Doctors and Hospitals and Discusses MA

MedPAC met on December 5, 2019, to discuss 2021 payment updates for physicians, inpatient and outpatient hospital services and the annual update on the status of MA as they prepare their annual March Report to Congress.

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CMS Updates QPP Resources

CMS uploaded new materials to the QPP Resource Library.

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MIPS Eligibility Status Final 2019 Update Now Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published a portal for clinicians to check their eligibility status for participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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Additional Kidney Care Choices Model Office Hours Posted

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced office hour sessions for the different payment options for the Kidney Care Choices Model.

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CMS Hosting Primary Care First Payer Webinar on December 17

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will host a webinar providing an overview of the Primary Care First Model for payers interested in partnering with the agency on this model.

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Registration Open for Direct Contracting December Webinars

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has scheduled several webinars and office hours to provide an overview and answer questions about the Direct Contracting Model.

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CMS Hosts Webinar on the 2020 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program

CMS will host a webinar on Thursday, January 16, 2020, to discuss changes to the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in 2020.

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CMS Updates QPP Resources

CMS uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library.

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CMS Updates QPP Resources

CMS uploaded new materials to the QPP Resource Library.

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Payment Innovation: PTAC

PTAC Update: Proposal Open for Comment, Updated Submission Process, and PTAC Member Update

PTAC opened the comment period for an updated proposal: Remote specialists and experts on-demand improving care and saving costs.

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CMS Publishes Beneficiary Engagement Toolkit for ACOs

As part of a larger campaign to inform the public about ACOs, CMS launched a new toolkit highlighting how ACOs and ESRD ESCOs engage beneficiaries.

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CMMI Posts Resources on Primary Care and Kidney Payment Models

CMMI uploaded resources on the Primary Care First and the Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting models.

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CMS Releases Direct Contracting Request for Applications

CMS posted the RFA for participants interested in starting the Direct Contracting model.

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House Ways and Means Committee Seeks Input on Rural Health Solutions

The House Ways and Means Committee released a RFI on healthcare outcomes of rural communities to help inform future bipartisan legislation to improve care delivery in underserved and rural communities.

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CMS Finalizes Hospital Transparency Requirements and Proposes Similar Policies for Certain Health Plans

In the latest response to the President’s Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, the Department of Health and Human Services released two rules related to requiring increased price transparency for hospitals and health plans.

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CMS Updates QPP Resources

CMS uploaded new materials to the QPP Resource Library.

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Call for Nominations: MIPS Improvement Activities Validation TEP

CMS is currently accepting nominations for a TEP on the validation criteria for the Improvement Activities for the 2020 performance year of the MIPS.

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Payment Innovation: PTAC

CMMI Hosts Primary Care First Office Hours on Dec. 5

CMMI will host office hours on the recently announced Primary Care First Model.

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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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Warren, Blunt and Other Members of Congress Request Information from CMMI on Efforts to Address Maternal Mortality

Eight Democratic members of Congress led by Senators Warren and Rochester sent a letter to the CMMI to request information on the use of APMs to test innovative ways of delivering maternal healthcare.

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