CMS MIPS Field Testing Commences

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, will conduct field testing in October 2018 for 13 cost measures before consideration of their potential use in the cost performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment...

CMS Field Testing Elective Primary Hip Arthroplasty MIPS Cost Measure

Starting in October of 2018, CMS will conduct field testing of cost measures including one for elective primary hip arthroplasty. The measures could be used in Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) starting in 2020. The hip measure was developed with...

AAHKS Conducts Round of Senate Hill Visits

As Hurricane Florence bore down on the East Coast, former Health Policy Fellow and AAHKS Advocacy Committee member P. Maxwell Courtney, MD made the rounds on Capitol Hill Thursday. Accompanied by AAHKS lobbyists, the offices of 10 Senators from both sides of the aisle...

AAHKS Signs on to AMA Letter to CMS Administrator Verma

AAHKS, along with more than 150 other medical specialty and state societies, signed on to a letter to the CMS Administrator Seema Verma to thank CMS for continued dialogue related to reducing administrative burdens, particularly through their “Patients Over Paperwork”...
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