AHA shares Medicare concerns of hospitals, post-acute providers with Congress

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The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee yesterday held a hearing on the status of the Medicare program, including payment provisions set to expire this year. In a statement submitted for the record, AHA highlighted how the low-volume adjustment, Medicare-dependent Hospital Program and ambulance... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, value-based purchasing, Medicare, rural, access, VBP

CMS delays start of CJR expansion, bundled payment model to Jan. 1

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today further delayed from Oct. 1 to Jan. 1 the start date for the expansion of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model; new bundled payment program for heart attack and cardiac bypass surgery services; and new cardiac rehabilitation incentive... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Medicare, bundled payment

Senate Finance Committee passes chronic care bill

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The Senate Finance Committee today voted unanimously to approve the CHRONIC Care Act (S. 870), legislation to improve care management, coordination and outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions. Among other provisions, the bill would extend the Independence at Home demonstration; provide... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: accountable care organizations, Medicare, ACO, Telehealth, chronic conditions

CMS accepting applications for CPC Plus medical home model

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Eligible practices in Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and the Buffalo, NY, region may apply through July 13 to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model from 2018 to 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. The multi-payer medical home model, which commenced in... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Medicare, nurses

CMS webinar Monday on MACRA participation requirements

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a May 22 webinar on participation requirements for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models, the new payment system for clinicians under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. To register for... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Medicare, nurses

Circuit court hears arguments in HHS challenge of Medicare appeals order

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today heard oral argument in the government’s appeal of a December 2016 court order obtained by the AHA and three hospitals, which required the Department of Health and Human Services to eliminate within four years the Medicare claims appeals... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Medicare

Urge Your Senators to Protect Coverage

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As you know, America’s hospitals and health systems are deeply disappointed in the House passage of the American Health Care Act because we believe it will jeopardize health coverage for millions of Americans. We are particularly concerned about the impact it would have on our most vulnerable citizens... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, advocacy, Medicaid, leadership, members

Highlights from the AHA Annual Membership Meeting

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Schumer urges hospitals to mobilize grassroots efforts
 
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) today urged the hospital field to mobilize its employees in a grassroots effort to defeat the American Health Care Act, which recently passed the House. “You have every right to express your outrage... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, advocacy, Medicaid, leadership, members

CMS: Clinicians can look up MIPS participation status online

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a tool to help clinicians determine if they must participate this year in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, one of two new payment pathways for clinicians under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. Physicians, physician... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Medicare, nurses

CMS: May 31 deadline to apply for MSSP, SNF three-day rule waiver

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Medicare Accountable Care Organizations that wish to participate in the Shared Savings Program, skilled nursing facility three-day rule waiver and Track 1+ model beginning Jan. 1 must submit a notice of intent to apply by 12 p.m. ET on May 31. For more information and guidance on submitting a notice of... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: accountable care organizations, quality, Medicare, ACO

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