Critical Arthroplasty Survey on the Way

In the next few weeks, you may be selected to participate in an AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) survey for total hip arthroplasty (27130) and total knee arthroplasty (27447). As you may know, the components of the Medicare Physician Payment Schedule...

AAHKS Supports Physician-Owned Hospital Model

AAHKS joined more than 70 state and specialty societies, as well as other interested parties, in writing to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma expressing support for a demonstration model that will be submitted to the...

Get BPCI Advanced Guidance for Outpatient TKA

If you’re not sure where to start with the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) second application period for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model (BPCI Advanced) Model Year 3, AAHKS is providing a summary from our legislative...

CMS Issues New Primary Care Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced five value-based transformation models for primary care services. The Department of Health and Human Services and CMS believe this new Primary Cares Initiative “will transform primary care to deliver...

BPCI Advanced Opens Second Application Period

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the second application period for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model (BPCI Advanced). Participants selected for the second cohort will start Model Year 3, beginning on January 1,...

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...
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