Upcoming Webinars on Physician Compare.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting two 90-minute Physician Compare webinars to talk about the recent Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and non-PQRS PY 2016 measures release on Physician Compare. Learn about star ratings and what Quality Payment Program information is in the pipeline for potential inclusion on Physician Compare in late 2018.

Specifically, the webinars will cover:

CMS Office of the Actuary releases 2017-2026 Projections of National Health Expenditures


Today the independent CMS Office of the Actuary released the projected national health expenditures for 2017-2026.

National health expenditure growth is expected to average 5.5 percent annually over 2017-2026, according to a report published today as an “Ahead Of Print” by Health Affairs and authored by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS New Medicare Card – webinar Feb. 28


From April 2018 to April 2019, older adults will receive new Medicare cards from CMS. To help protect elders from identity theft, these new cards will replace social security numbers with Medicare numbers that are unique to each beneficiary.

Follow the CMS Medicare messaging guidelines (PDF, 106 KB, 3 pp) to share these changes with elders in your community. To help prevent identity theft, remind elders to guard their cards.

This webinar focuses on the implementation of the new Medicare card and its impact throughout Indian Country.


Hospice QRP Resource Documents Now Available


HQRP Fiscal Year 2020 Requirements Fact Sheet Now Available

This fact sheet outlines specific compliance requirements for Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) for the Fiscal Year 2020 reporting year (data collection period 1/1/18 -12/31/18), to support providers in compliance with HQRP requirements.

HQRP Quarterly Update Document for the Fourth Quarter of 2017 Now Available


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