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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare will now cover all Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell) therapy delivered in inpatient facilities.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its proposed rule for the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and other changes to Medicare Part B and the Quality Payment Program. ASCO’s preliminary analysis outlines important changes to Evaluation & Management coding and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.. Learn more. 
CMS is hosting two upcoming webinars that will provide engaging and informative overviews about quality measures, with an emphasis on how these measures are impacting health care and how the public can get involved in the development of quality measures. Both webinars will be offered twice this summer. Be sure to register in advance as space is limited. Measuring Quality to Improve Quality: Strengths and Challenges of Clinical Quality Measurement
On May 17, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced they will be delaying the publication of final National Coverage Determination (NCD) in regards to CAR-T therapy. The proposed decision and stakeholder comments have been posted online.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 23 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET to provide an overview of the Improvement Activities performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2019. CMS subject matter experts will provide a brief overview of MIPS and discuss the following Improvement Activities Performance Category topics:
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 24 at 2:00 PM ET to provide an overview of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System Alternative Payment Models, or MIPS APMs, a type of APM in the Quality Payment Program. CMS subject matter experts will provide information about:
The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) is launching a volunteer provider pilot program on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which will test the process for reviewing compliance with HIPAA Administrative Simplification rules. Medicare providers who conduct electronic health care transactions may volunteer for the program on their own behalf.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized a policy to include additional telehealth benefits in the Medicare Advantage Program. This policy would increase access to telehealth benefits for Medicare Advantage patients beginning in the 2020 plan year. Previously, Medicare beneficiaries were only allowed access to telehealth services if they resided in certain rural areas.