CMS Announces Provider Relief in Quality Payment Program

At the end of June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced “flexibilities for clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2020,” for providers impacted by the COVID-19...

AAHKS Comments on CJR Final Rule

This week AAHKS submitted comment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on its interim final rule with comment period (IFC) to give Medicare providers needed flexibilities to respond effectively to the serious public health threats posed by the...

CMS Releases IPPS Proposed Rule

On May 11, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that updates payment policies, payment rates and quality provisions for service furnished under the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) for acute and...

New AAHKS Podcast: Value-Based Care

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | - AAHKS leaders in the value-based care space discuss their work with CMS and how they address value-based care in their institutions. Topics How...

CMS Raises Reimbursement for Telephone Visits

Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued another round of regulatory waivers, which included raising reimbursement for physicians and other health care providers for audio-only Medicare telephone visits. CMS is “increasing payments for...

CARES Act Paperwork Submission Deadline Extended

CMS announced this week that they have extended the deadline for acceptance of terms and conditions for receiving CARES Act relief funding from 30 to 45 days. Per CMS, “As an example, the initial 30-day deadline for providers who received payment on April 10, 2020, is...
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