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August 10, 2018

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ACP Regulatory News

Proposed Changes to Medicare Regulations Met With Mixed Reviews

ACP finds positives in drafts, but urges changes to better meet physician, patient needs


Advocacy in Action

Physician Groups Join Forces to Become Stronger Voice for Health Care Needs

ACP sees coalition as effective means to expand and enhance advocacy efforts


In Case You Missed It

Updated ACP Practice Advisor ® Module on diabetes now available

ACP Practice Advisor® has released an updated module on managing diabetes and improving care delivery for patients with diabetes.


E/M coding utilization tool now available

A new E/M coding utilization benchmarking tool from AAPC allows individuals to compare a physician's, or an entire practice's, evaluation and management (E/M) CPT code utilization to peers in the same specialty, based on Medicare billings.


Application to participate in Medicare Advantage Qualifying Incentive Arrangement (MAQI) now open

The application period is now open for physicians to participate in a new Medicare Advantage (MA) demonstration as alternative to participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).


Quick Hits

CMS to hold Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule listening session

On August 22, CMS will hold a listening session for the Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule.


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