Gary Swartz, JD, MPA
Changes are ahead for community-based primary care. Care management is a key component of policy development, future legislation and new regulations. How is this changing the future healthcare delivery system?
In January 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a separately billable non-face-to-face Chronic Care Management (CCM) service to improve Medicare beneficiaries’ access to CCM in primary care. Learn insights and opportunities.
By: Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group, and Publisher, The Remington Report
1. CMS proposed raising the low-volume threshold for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. In 2017, clinicians or groups were exempt from MIPS
The Bipartisan Budget Act (PL115-123) will allow physician assistants to serve as the attending physician to hospice patients, incorporating policies found in the Medicare Patient Access to Hospice Act (HR1284), sponsored by Sens. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE) and Reps. Lynn Jenkins
CMS recently added PY 2016 performance information to the Physician Compare website.
By: Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group, and Publisher,The Remington Report
Starting January 1, 2018, Medicare will begin covering remote monitoring of patients with one or more chronic conditions. The new benefit, called Remote Patient Monitoring, will provide Medicare beneficiaries the choice to receive in-home monitoring in addition to traditional check-ups in
Two bills moving forward in Congress of interest to post-acute and chronic care are given a good chance of being enacted in this session of Congress. The first bill is the Independence at Home Act extension and the second bill is for the advancement of telehealth for Medicare advantage
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