Three-Month Delay for CJR Expansion

CMS announced this week that the effective date of the final rule for the Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) has...

CMS Announces More APMs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced more new opportunities for clinicians to join Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) to improve care and earn additional incentive payments under the Quality Payment Program, which implements the...

VAs Given Direct Access to APRNs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a final rule this week that permits advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), who are VA employees, full practice authority in all states. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, three types of APRNs are included in...

Cures Act Approved by House Committee

Following breakthroughs in bipartisan negotiations after the election, the 21st Century Cures Act is on a path toward passage. This long discussed legislation would inject billions in new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and reform the drug and...

Post Election Analysis: Health Care

The AAHKS advocacy firm, Epstein Becker & Green, has provided an analysis of health care issues and expectations with a new administration about to take office. View the...
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