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On Tuesday February 19 the CMS Provider Communications Group
will host a National Provider Call on PQRS and eRx Incentive
Program. The call will cover topics on how to avoid a 2014 eRx and
2015 PQRS payment adjustment. Registration is required to attend this call.
CMS is hosting a ACA Implementation Update on Thursday February
14th and 2pm. CMS will review the Physician Sunshine Rule and
provide an update on the outreach and enrollment efforts for the
new Marketplaces and how health care providers fit into that work.
The dial-in information to participate in the call is 888-455-2963
On Wednesday, August 15, CMS is hosting a National Provider Call
on New Medicare Preventive Services. CMS experts will provide an
overview of these new services, when to perform them, who can
perform each service, who is eligible, and how to code and bill for
each service, followed by a question and answer session. The five
new preventive services now covered by Medicare include:
Registration is required.
On Wednesday, August 1, CMS will be holding a National Provider
Call: CMS Proposals for the Physician Value-Based Payment
Modifier Under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
On July 18, 2012 CMS announced 15 Medicare Shared Savings Program
ACOs that will be participating in the Advance Payment ACOs.
July 9, 2012 HHS announces 89 new accountable care
organizations, located in 40 states and Washington, D.C., were set
to treat some 1.2 million Medicare beneficiaries as of July 1. The
additions announced Monday bring the total number of ACOs to 154 -
including the shared savings program, the Pioneers and six
physician group practice models, according to CMS.
On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, CMS is hosting a National Provider
Call, where subject matter experts will provide an overview and
updates to the Shared Savings Program application and Advance
Payment Model application processes for the January 1, 2013 Shared
Savings Program start date. A question and answer session will
follow the presentations. The Shared Savings Program Application and the
Advance Payment Model web pages have important
information, dates, and materials on the application process. Call
participants are encouraged to review the applications and
materials prior to the call.
Learn how to participate in the new Medicare Comprehensive
Primary Care Initiative happening in your community: Conference call series the week of June
The Innovation Center is now accepting applications for the
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. The primary care practice solicitation describes
the initiative eligibility and selection. Interested practices must
first complete the Application Pre-Screening tool to receive further
instructions on how to apply. If your primary care practice has
multiple sites, each physical site that is located in the selected
market is eligible to apply and must apply separately. All
applications must be submitted by 5:00 mp ET on July 20,
On June 12, 2012 the Innovation Center announced that beginning
August 1, 2012, it will be accepting applications for an additional
round of Advance Payment ACOs that would begin on
January 1, 2013. Organizations interested in the Advance Payment
ACO Model should start their application process by submitting a
Notice of Intent to apply for the Medicare Shared Savings Program performance
period that begins January 1, 2013. This Notice of Intent is due
June 29, 2012. Organizations that submit this NOI will then have
the opportunity to submit applications to both the Medicare Shared
Savings Program and the Advance Payment ACO Model.
On May 23, ACP hosted a conference call on the Comprehensive
Primary Care Initiative with Richard J. Baron, MD, MACP Group
Director, Seamless Care Models, CMMI and selected geographic areas
involved in the initiative.
On April 10, 2012, CMS announced that 27 organizations have been selected to
participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The first
performance period began on April 1, 2012. The agency also
announced that five organizations will participate in the
Advanced Payment ACO model.
On Thu, Mar 1, 2012, from 1:30- 3PM EST, CMS is hosting a
National Provider Call, where subject matter experts will provide
an overview and updates to the Medicare Shared Savings Program application and
Advance Payment Model application processes. A
question and answer session will follow the presentations. In order
to receive the call-in information, you must register for the call.
Registration will close at 12pm on the day of the call or when
available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so
please register early. For more details, including instructions on
registering for the call, please visit http://www.eventsvc.com/blhtechnologies.
On December 19, 2011, CMS announced that 32 organizations have been selected to
participate in the Pioneer ACO Model. The first performance period
will begin on January 1, 2011.
In November, 2011 the CMS Innovation Center announced a new
Health Care Innovation Challenge that will
award up to $1 billion in grants to applicants who will implement
the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved
care and lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and
CHIP, particularly those with the highest health care needs.
Potential applicants must submit a letter of intent by December 19,
2011 in order to be eligible for a funding award.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has
announced several key deadlines for prospective accountable care
organizations (ACO) interested in applying for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Advance Payment Model. Prospective Medicare
ACOs interested in applying for the Shared Savings Program in 2012
can choose between two start dates: April 1 and July 1.
On October 18, 2011 the CMS Innovation Center announced a new
Innovation Advisors Program to help health
professionals deepen skills that will drive improvements to patient
care and reduce costs. The Innovation Advisors Program will support
individuals who can test and refine new models to drive delivery
system reform. The deadline to submit applications for the Innovation Advisors Program is November 15, 2011.