AAHKS Returns to Capitol for AAOS NOLC

by Stephen M. Engstrom, MD 2018-2019 AAHKS Health Policy Fellow This week, AAHKS members and staff returned to Washington, D.C. as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) to meet with members of...

MedPAC Recommends MIPS Elimination – FAQ

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently published its semiannual report to Congress, which includes a recommendation to eliminate the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). While MedPAC has recommended the elimination of MIPS on more than one...

“Meaningful Measures,” New CMS Initiative

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced a new approach to quality measurement this week. “Meaningful Measures” will involve only assessing those core issues that are most vital to providing high-quality care and...

AAHKS Comments on Two CMS Proposed Rules

AAHKS has commented on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) CY 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems Proposed Rule (HOPPS) and the CY 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (MPFS). In...
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