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Category Archives: MACRA – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

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MACRA’S QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAM HAS GONE LIVE – ACTION REQUIRED IN 2017 TO AVOID PART B PAYMENT REDUCTIONS IN 2019 – QPP BASICS TO KNOW IN GETTING STARTED

Posted in MACRA - Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

MACRA’S QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAM HAS GONE LIVE – ACTION REQUIRED IN 2017 TO AVOID PART B PAYMENT REDUCTIONS IN 2019 – QPP BASICS TO KNOW IN GETTING STARTED A new Congress has convened, a new administration is at the helm, and repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is on the docket, an action of… Continue Reading

President-Elect Trump Names Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-GA) as HHS Secretary, Seema Verma, Health Care Consultant, as CMS Administrator

Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), American Medical Association, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Health and Human Services (HHS), MACRA - Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

Medicare/Medicaid Reform and ACA Repeal on the Horizon, MACRA Moves Forward for Now The new administration’s agenda for health care may have come into clearer focus with President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of House Representative Tom Price, MD, a Republican from Georgia, as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Seema Verma, MPH, as CMS… Continue Reading

MACRA ON THE MOVE!

Posted in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Electronic Health Records, Healthcare costs, MACRA - Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

CMS proposed rule details Medicare’s new physician “Quality Payment Program” Reporting under new measures slated to begin in 2017 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency responsible for Medicare payment to physicians, released a proposed rule on April 27, 2016, setting forth key provisions of its Quality Payment Program for physicians,… Continue Reading

SENATE PASSES H.R. 2, IMMEDIATELY REPEALING THE SGR, EXTENDING 1.0 WORK FLOOR GPCI

Posted in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Healthcare costs, MACRA - Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

The Senate passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), on a vote of 92-8. Iowa’s Senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley voted in favor of the bill. The Senate considered amendments to the bill as passed by the House, but none were adopted. The H.R. 2 now goes to the President… Continue Reading