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MACRA Quality Payment Program Final Rule: Implications for 2018 and Beyond
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2017

On November 2, 2017, CMS published its final rule (the “Final Rule”) on the 2018 Quality Payment Program (“QPP”), authorized by the Medicare Access

Slow but Steady: CMS Proposes to Simplify and Slow Down the Quality Payment Program Rollout
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • June 23 2017

On Tuesday, June 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Proposed Rule1 to continue the rollout of the Quality Payment

HR Tech and People Analytics: An Interview with Howard Gerver, President and Founder HR Best Practices
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

Howard Gerver is a self-proclaimed human capital data geek. His "day job" specializes in finding innovative and practical ways to save money by

OIG Targets Additional MedicareMedicaid Policy Areas for Review
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

The OIG has added 18 reviews to its FY 2017 Work Plan - most of which target CMS programs, with a particular emphasis on prescription drug policies

OIG Publishes Semiannual Report to Congress
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • June 9 2017

Earlier this month, the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) published its Semiannual Report to

OIG Issues Top 25 Unimplemented Cost-Savings and Quality-Improvement Recommendations for HHS Programs
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2017

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2017 edition of its Compendium of

Clients May be Interested to Submit Comments on a Proposed Requirement that AOs Post Surveys and Plans of Correction on the AOs Websites
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 1 2017

On April 14, 2017, CMS issued the FY 2018 Medicare Hospital IPPS Proposed Rule that includes numerous proposed changes. However, there is a very

Productivity Commission report signals a radical shift in health data treatment
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

The Productivity Commission (Commission) has released its long awaited final report into Data Availability Use (Report). As we recently reported, the

CMS Proposes FY 2018 Update to Medicare Hospice Payment Rules; Solicits Ideas for Hospice Program Improvements
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2017

CMS has published a proposed rule to establish fiscal year (FY) 2018 Medicare hospice reimbursement rates, update hospice quality programs, and

CMS Proposes Two Regulatory Changes for Accreditation Organizations to Publish Survey Reports and Revised Public Notice for Medicare Terminations
  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
  • USA
  • April 26 2017

CMS issued a survey and certification letter, dated April 16, 2017, announcing their intention to publish proposed changes on April 28, 2017 that