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11/2/2015 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 3
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 4
  • Affordable Care Act under Legal Challenge… Again 7
  • CMS Publishes First Review of IMPACT Act Measure for Medication Reconciliation and Drug Regimen Review 10
  • AMRPA Comment Letter on the Drug Regimen Review Measure Information and Justification Forms 13
  • AMRPA Members Share Their Experiences with Medicare Advantage Denials 14
  • GAO Finds Medicare Advantage Plans’ Network Adequacy Too Narrow 16
  • AMRPA Hosts 13th Annual Education Conference and Expo 18
  • Bedside Manners Matter 20
  • Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Expands Settlement Conference Facilitation Expansion
  • in Effort to Reduce ALJ Backlog 22
  • Data Brief: Hospitalization for Total Knee Replacement among Inpatients Aged 45 and
  • Over (2000-2010) and Trends in IRH/Us 24
  • CMS Revises Stage 3 Meaningful Use Electronic Health Record Reporting and Health Information Technology Certification Requirements in Final Rules 26
  • CMS Announces Value-Based Insurance Design Model for Medicare Advantage 28
  • Changes Are Needed to Improve Health Care Diagnosis or Diagnostic Errors Will Worsen, Report Says 29
  • SNF Medicare Payment System Needs To Be Reexamined, OIG Says 30
  • CMS Transmittals 33
10/2/2015 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 3
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 4
  • Potential Appeals Relief for Medicare Providers  6
  • CMS Continues to Build Its Yellow Brick Road to the Health Care Land of Oz  8
  • CMS Hosts TEP to Discuss a Discharge to Community Quality Measure as Required by the IMPACT Act 18
  • CMS Issues Findings for ACOs’ Financial and Quality Performance 21
  • Documenting for ICD-10 Coding 24
  • AMRPA Welcomes New Executive Vice President for Operations  25
  • MedPAC Holds First of Several Sessions on Report Mandated by IMPACT Act  26
  • CMS Expands Initiative Designed to Improve Quality in Nursing Facilities  28
  • Statistical Brief: Trends in Observed Adult Acute Hospital Mortality for High-Volume Conditions, 2002-2012 30
  • AMRPA Comments on FY2016 IPPS NPRM BPCI Provisions 32
  • HHS Publishes Proposed 2017 Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plans 36
  • GAO: CMS Needs to Improve Its Recovery Audit Program Operations and Contractor Oversight
  • within Medicare Part D 39
  • CMS Transmittals of Interest for Medical Rehabilitation Providers 41
9/2/2015 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • Medicare Proposes Draft LCD for Lower Limb Prostheses; Serious Concerns Raised about Impact on Access to
  • Current Standard of Care 8
  • CMS Publishes Final FY 2016 IRF PPS Rule; Few Changes from the Proposed Rule 11
  • How Good Is Your Argument? 19
  • The National Vital Statistics System Publishes Key Findings on Differences in Stroke Mortality Among U.S.
  • Adults Aged 45 and Over 20
  • FY 2016 SNF PPS Final Rule Holds SNFs Accountable for the Care Delivered to Medicare Beneficiaries 21
  • MedPAC Releases 2015 Medicare Data Book 24
  • Impairments Due to Cancer: The New Non-Traumatic Rehabilitation Patient 27
  • CDC Releases New Report on Concussions 28
  • Data Blocking As a Barrier to Health Information Exchange Interoperability 29
  • FY 2016 Final Rule Updates Payment Rates and Quality Reporting Programs for Acute and Long-term
  • Care Hospitals 32
  • National Snapshot of Bundled Payment Care Initiative (BPCI) Participants 34
  • NIH Study Finds Key Protein Has Role in Long-Term Complications from Traumatic Brain Injury 35
  • Medicare Trustees Issues Their 2015 Report; Spending Growth Remains Slow 36
  • CMS Announces Timeline for DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program; Launches Bidder Education Program 38
  • OACT Releases 2014-2024 Projections of National Health Expenditures Data 39
  • 2015 Transmittal List 40
8/2/2015 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • OMHA Holds Appellant Forum But Offers Few Answers 8
  • MedPAC June Report Discusses New Approaches to Measuring Quality and Furthers Its Idea of Synchronizing Medicare Policy Across Payment Models 12
  • CMS Issues CY 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule 16
  • Member News: Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare Files Suit to Require Timely Medicare Patient Care Appeals as Mandated by Federal Law 18
  • CMS Steps Up Value-Based Payment Initiatives for Home Health Agencies 19
  • New Training Resources Available to Assist Health Care Workers in Caring For Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 20
  • ICD-10 Top 10 List 21
  • New Clinical Decision Rule to Assist Health Care Providers Assess Patients’ Risk of Developing Chronic Pain 22
  • New Opportunities for Compensation for Chronic Care Management Services Provided to Medicare Beneficiaries in 2015 23
  • OSHA Cracks Down on Hospitals with Inappropriate Lifting Practices 25
  • CMS and AMA Join Efforts in Helping Providers Get Ready For ICD-10 Transition 26
  • CMS Publishes CY 2016 OPPS Proposed Rule; Includes Changes to Two-Midnight Rule, and Quality Reporting Program 28
  • Kaiser Reports: Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Increase, but Financial Protections for Enrollees Are Decreasing 32
  • Independence at Home Demonstration Improves Care, Lowers Costs, Analysis Finds 33
  • 2015 Transmittal List 34
7/2/2015 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • Senate Finance Committee Introduces the Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act of 2015 8
  • AMRPA Submits Comments on IRF PPS FY 2016 Proposed Rule 11
  • CMS Issues Final Rule Governing Medicare Shared Savings ACOs 16
  • Counting and Reporting Therapy Minutes on the IRF-PAI 18
  • CMS Issues 437-A and 437-B Forms for Public Comment 19
  • CMS Proposes to Streamline and Strengthen the Rules Governing Medicaid Managed Care 20
  • AMRPA Comments on FY2016 IPPS NPRM BPCI Provisions 22
  • GAO: CMS Needs Better Process for Developing Relative Values for Medicare Physicians’ Payment 29
  • HHS-Funded Study Seeks to Reduce the Rate of Falls among Older Adults 30
  • Second Round of Medicare Billing Data Released at Annual Health Datapalooza 31
  • One in Four with Year-Round Health Insurance Forgo Needed Care, Report Finds 32
  • 2015 Transmittal List 33