On October 29, 2021, CMS published a final rule updating the ETC (ESRD Treatment Choices Model) that went into effect on January 21, 2021. And the changes in the new rule go into effect soon—on … [Read more...]
MIPS Virtual Groups: A Virtual Pipe Dream?
Well, it’s over. Super Bowl LII is now part of history. Did your team win last night? Do you have a new favorite commercial? Or perhaps you simply don’t care about the Super Bowl? For those of you in … [Read more...]
The QPP: Small Practice Relief in 2018?
Happy New Year, blog readers! Did you make any resolutions this year? Do they remain intact? Was MIPS part of one of those resolutions? If Med-PAC has its way, MIPS will ride off into the sunset just … [Read more...]
Using a 2015 Certified EHR in MIPS Year 2
Happy New Year! You may have noticed my short absence from the blog—but I had good reason. As of Dec 31, 2017, Acumen EHR v8.0 achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information … [Read more...]
QPP 2018: The Final Rule Arrives
November is here and before long we will be welcoming the New Year. Following a remarkably exciting World Series, I am delighted the college hoops season is underway. The usual suspects are at the top … [Read more...]
Interoperability Challenges—and Potential Solutions
In a previous post from a few weeks ago, I highlighted a gap in the nation’s ability to achieve real interoperability despite tremendous advances in the development and adoption of transactional … [Read more...]
Transitioning from Part D to Part B: A Medicare Story
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of Parsabiv™ (etelcalcetide), an IV formulation equivalent to the oral calcimimetic Sensipar® (cinacalcet), dialysis providers like … [Read more...]