New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic

New Part D policies from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) can be reviewed in a roadmap published in a recent blog by Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations, Kimberly Brandt, “Early last year, the published a roadmap outlining our efforts...

Participate in Documentation Burden Survey

The not-for-profit Health Level Seven (HL7) Da Vinci Project aims to develop content standards that help providers and others to positively impact clinical, quality, cost and care management outcomes. The Da Vinci Project is working with CMS on a survey where the...

AAHKS Comments on CMS Prescription Drug Proposed Rule

AAHKS commented on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) proposed rule to modify requirements for use of the HIPAA National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) D.0 Standard. The proposed rule “would adopt a modification to the requirements for the...

CMS Announces New Enrollment Period for BPCI, TKA Bundle

The CMS Innovation Center will open a new enrollment period for Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced, which started on October 1, 2018 and runs through December 31, 2023. The new application period will open this month for participation in Model Year...

CMS Reaches Out on Opioid Misuse

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently mailed letters to all Medicare fee-for-service providers about work to reduce opioid misuse by people covered by Medicare. The letter touches on three initiatives including a “roadmap” to help frame the...

AAHKS and AAOS Leaders Meet with CMS

Representatives from AAHKS and AAOS met with CMS staff this week to discuss the previously reported Medicare Learning Network (MLN) newsletter, that was released in order to help clarify how the removal of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from the inpatient only list...
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