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The deadline to submit 2019 data for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program is March 2, 2020.
(CMS took action to cover FDA approved or cleared laboratory diagnostic tests using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for patients with germline (inherited) ovarian or breast cancer.
CMS has posted the following new Quality Payment Program (QPP) resources to the QPP Resource Library to help clinicians understand how to participate in QPP in the 2020 performance period:
CMS now produces a new podcast, “CMS: Beyond the Policy,”. It will highlight updates and changes to policies and programs in an easily accessible and conversational format. The podcast was created as a new method to explain the agency’s policies and programs.
CMS has posted several new Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Model resources on the Quality Payment Program Resource Library.
Do not wait. Update your patients’ records and use Medicare Beneficiary identifiers (MBIs) now, before you are busy with other patient insurance changes in January.
CMS has updated the list of eCQMs that are fully specified and are available to be used for the 2020 performance period in the Quality Payment Program, which were finalized in the Medicare PFS Final Rule.
On October 31, CMS issued a final rule that updates payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2020.