Task Force Created to Consider New Entity

At last week’s Board retreat, the AAHKS Board of Directors voted to proceed with the formation of a task force to examine the feasibility of forming a subsidiary to convene and manage a bundled payment program for interested members. The Board’s concern is that some...

CMS Modifies CJR

Proposed rule includes modification to CJR and Cardiac Care Bundled Payment Model A new CMS Proposed Rule revises the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) to potentially qualify as an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) if participants meet...

Refinements to the BPCI Initiative Models

CMS intends to implement a new voluntary bundled payment model for CY 2018, based upon BPCI, where the model(s) would be designed to meet the criteria to be an Advanced APM. The BPCI initiative Models 2, 3, and 4 would not currently qualify as Advanced APMs based on...

Upcoming Quality Payment Program Call

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting the Quality Payment Program National Stakeholder Call on Monday, August 1, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. The number to call is 1-800-837-1935, and conference ID is 43116806. TTY...

AAHKS Signs on to VA Letter

AAHKS signed on to a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs along with the American Medical Association and other medical societies that opposes the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) Proposed Rule which, if finalized, would permit all VHA-employed...
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