AAHKS Comments on AHRQ VTE Prophylaxis Review

A letter sent to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from AAHKS Executive Director, Michael J. Zarski, JD on behalf of the Evidence Based Medicine and Research Committees, outlines major concerns about the AHRQ’s draft manuscript, “Comparative...

House Speaker Ryan Committed to 21st Century Cures

AAHKS joined a number of other medical specialty societies in a letter addressed to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives last week. The letter thanked him for supporting the 21st Century Cures bill. The letter stated, “The ultimate goal of...

AAHKS Front and Center with CMS, Capitol Hill

AAHKS representatives, Jay R. Lieberman, MD, Immediate Past President, Mark I. Froimson, MD, First Vice President, Richard Iorio, MD, Health Policy Council Chair, Michael J. Zarski, JD, Executive Director, and Joshua Kerr, Director of Advocacy, met this week with...

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...

CMS Open to Alternative MACRA Start Date

Modern Healthcare reported this week that the CMS is open to delaying the start of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt told lawmakers Wednesday that the agency is considering delaying the start date for...
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