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CMS publishes Final MACRA Rule for MIPS and APM Incentives

Posted in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Electronic Health Records, Health and Human Services (HHS), Healthcare costs, Medicaid

On October 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule implementing the new Quality Payment Program for physicians in lieu of the repealed sustainable growth rate factor (SGR). Rather than facing substantial annual reductions in Medicare payment fees as a result of the SGR, physicians now have two interrelated… Continue Reading


Posted in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Medicaid

State plans must consider impact of provider rates on beneficiary access US Supreme Court says providers cannot challenge Medicaid payment rates in a court of law Physicians under Iowa’s Medicaid program consistently provide quality medical care to our State’s 560,000 Medicaid beneficiaries despite payment rates that, according to the Iowa Medical Society, are nearly the… Continue Reading

Iowa Medicaid Modernization Bid Winners Announced

Posted in Medicaid

On Monday, August 17, 2015, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) issued a Notice of Intent to Award contracts to four (4) bidders to serve as contractors under the Iowa Medicaid Modernization initiative. Those selected are: Amerigroup Iowa, Inc.; AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, Inc.; UnitedHealthcare Plan of the River Valley, Inc.; and Wellcare of Iowa,… Continue Reading