This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • The California Medical Association (CMA) has published a summary of the most significant new health laws of interest to physicians. (California News)
  • Effective February 5, Noridian/JEMACwill require providers to use the Enrollment Application Status Search self-service tool to access application related details. (Noridian News)
  • On January 9, CMS announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). (CMS News)

 

The California Medical Association (CMA) has published a summary of the most significant new health laws of interest to physicians. For more information click here and go to California News.

As part of CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s “Patients over Paperwork” initiative, CMS established an internal process to evaluate and streamline regulations to: Reduce unnecessary burden; Increase efficiencies and Improve the beneficiary experience. CMS is committed to removing regulatory obstacles that reduce the time you spend with your patients. For more information click here and go to CMS News.

On January 9, CMS announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Under traditional fee-for-service payment, Medicare pays providers for each individual service they perform. Under this bundled payment model, participants can earn additional payment if all expenditures for a beneficiary’s episode of care are under a spending target that factors in quality. For more information click here and go to CMS News.

ASCO submitted comments on CMS’s Quality Payment Program Rule for 2018 urging CMS to remove Part B drug reimbursement from payment adjustments under MIPS and to reconsider the weighting of ASCO quality programs in the MIPS Improvement Activities (IA) category. For more information click here and go to Affiliate News.

 

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January 16, 2018