AAHKS Attends LAN Summit, Hill Visits

AAHKS President, William A. Jiranek, MD, represented the association in Washington, DC at Tuesday’s Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN) Summit, of which AAHKS is a new Committed Partner. The Summit focused on development of Advanced Alternative...

AAHKS Comments on CMS Proposed Rule

AAHKS sent a comment letter to CMS regarding their proposed rule Advancing Care Through EPMs; Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the CJR. This rule builds on MACRA and proposes development of “BPCI-like” volunteer episode payment models...

Tom Price, MD Asks CMS to Stop Mandatory Work

Politico reports that US House members sent a letter to CMMI asking them to stop mandatory work. The innovation center should impose the limits on its experimental models and only gradually expand them following dialogue with participants, according to the letter,...

AAHKS Comments on MPFS and OPPS

Two letters sent to CMS this week from AAHKS Executive Director, Michael J. Zarski, JD, provide comments on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and the hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). These comments are offered in anticipation of...

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...
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