Physician & Practice TimelineSM
Professional Requirements & Opportunities
Following is a helpful at-a-glance summary of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, educational, and delivery system changes and requirements. Check back frequently for updated information.
CMS releases the CY 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
In the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its 2015 reimbursement policies affecting physicians starting January 1, 2015. A number of changes from the proposed rule were finalized, including assessing coverage for chronic care management, changes to the open payments program, and changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Value Based Modifier and Physician Feedback Program. ACP's Summary of the Major Issues Included in the Final Rule.
ACP makes recommendations for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use
The College's Medical Informatics Committee sent a letter to both the Senate Finance and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee's Leadership and CMS and ONC regarding their recommendations and comments as they work to shape Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program. View the letter here.
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NOTE: Ongoing Items are listed on the BOTTOM of this printout.
: Ongoing Items
Check the items below for guidance on what you should be working on, collecting, and thinking about right now.