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MGMA Washington Connection 2015 Archive

MGMA's Washington Connection alerts members to the latest regulatory and health legislation issues affecting medical group practices. This e-newsletter is sent weekly by our Government Affairs team straight from the nation's capital. Subscribe here!


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Expanding Item - View MoreDec. 23, 2015 – MGMA's Expedited MU hardship exception process included in year-end flurry of legislation

Expanding Item - View MoreDec. 16, 2015 – MGMA's PQRS-Value Modifier Survival Guide: Now updated for 2016!

Expanding Item - View MoreDec. 9, 2015 – CMS expands 2015 Meaningful Use public health reporting exclusion

Expanding Item - View MoreDec. 2, 2015 – New MGMA Quick Guide to Medicare Advance Care Planning Services

Expanding Item - View MoreNov. 25, 2015 – CMS extends PQRS/VBPM informal review period to Dec. 16

Expanding Item - View More Nov. 20, 2015 – Exclusive MGMA analysis: 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Expanding Item - View MoreNov. 18, 2015 – Six days left to contest 2016 PQRS and VBPM penalties; Revised 2014 QRURs issued

Expanding Item - View MoreNov. 11, 2015 – Legislation introduced to provide broad Meaningful Use 2015 hardship exception

Expanding Item - View MoreNov. 4, 2015 – Is your practice getting burned by virtual credit card fees?

Expanding Item - View More Oct. 30, 2015 – Final 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule released*Special Alert*

Expanding Item - View MoreOct. 28, 2015 – CMS allows exclusion for meaningful use public health reporting objective

Expanding Item - View MoreOct. 21, 2015 – Changes to meaningful use: New MGMA resource explains what you need to know

Expanding Item - View MoreOct. 7, 2015 – 2015 meaningful use requirements mitigated by HHS

Expanding Item - View More Oct. 6, 2015 – CMS releases final meaningful use Stage 2 modifications and Stage 3 rules*Special Alert*

Expanding Item - View MoreSept. 30, 2015 – ICD-10 goes live tomorrow

Expanding Item - View MoreSept. 23, 2015 – MGMA urges immediate action on meaningful use

Expanding Item - View MoreSept. 16, 2015 – Window open to contest PQRS and value modifier penalties

Expanding Item - View MoreSept. 9, 2015 – MGMA comments on proposed 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule

Expanding Item - View MoreSept. 2, 2015 – MGMA calls for extension of 2015 meaningful use reporting period

Expanding Item - View MoreAug. 26, 2015 – CMS announces 2014 performance results for Medicare ACOs

Expanding Item - View MoreAug. 19, 2015 – CMS limits scope of review on redeterminations and reconsiderations of certain claims

Expanding Item - View MoreAug. 12, 2015 – Who is considered an "eligible professional"? New MGMA resource

Expanding Item - View MoreAug. 5, 2015 – 2016 MGMA calls on CMS to finalize MU Modifications Rule

Expanding Item - View MoreJuly 29, 2015 – 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule: Exclusive member analysis of the proposed rule

Expanding Item - View MoreJuly 22, 2015 – CMS system transition impacts PQRS activities; New MGMA resource

Expanding Item - View MoreJuly 15, 2015 – Estimated 2016 Medicare conversion factor and proposed RVU files now available

Expanding Item - View MoreJuly 8, 2015 – CMS releases proposed 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule

Expanding Item - View MoreJuly 1, 2015 – Critical PQRS activities impacted by upcoming CMS system transition

Expanding Item - View More June 25, 2015 – Supreme Court upholds subsidies in Affordable Care Act 6-3 *Special Alert*

Expanding Item - View MoreJune 24, 2015 – Medicare conversion factor set to increase July 1

Expanding Item - View MoreJune 17, 2015 – MGMA applauds proposed meaningful use flexibility rule

Expanding Item - View MoreJune 10, 2015 – MGMA survey data reveals virtual credit card abuses

Expanding Item - View MoreJune 3, 2015 – MGMA sharply criticizes meaningful use Stage 3 proposal

Expanding Item - View MoreMay 27, 2015 – Your top meaningful use questions: Are non-par and hospital-based providers exempt from penalties?

Expanding Item - View MoreMay 20, 2015 – Ready for ICD-10? Member webinar offers vital preparation steps to protect cash flow

Expanding Item - View MoreMay 13, 2015 – Meaningful use audits: Common member questions

Expanding Item - View MoreMay 6, 2015 – Reporting requirements changed in 2015: Don't get hit with PQRS and VBPM penalties

Expanding Item - View MoreApril 29, 2015 – PQRS 2015 registry reporting options released

Expanding Item - View MoreApril 22, 2015 – Member webinar on new SGR repeal law: What's Next for Medicare Physician Payments

Expanding Item - View MoreApril 15, 2015 – SGR repealed; 21% cut averted

Expanding Item - View MoreApril 14, 2015 – Congress repeals SGR! *Special Alert*

Expanding Item - View MoreApril 8, 2015 – OIG to begin meaningful use audits

Expanding Item - View MoreApril 1, 2015 – SGR cut goes into effect, uncertainty remains until Congress returns

Expanding Item - View More March 27, 2015 – Senate leaves for recess with no action on SGR repeal *Special Alert*

Expanding Item - View MoreMarch 26, 2015 – Historic SGR repeal passes in House *Special Alert*

Expanding Item - View MoreMarch 25, 2015 – House on verge of unprecedented vote to permanently repeal SGR

Expanding Item - View MoreMarch 24, 2015 – Unprecedented vote on SGR repeal pending in Congress *Special Alert*

Expanding Item - View MoreMarch 19, 2015 – Congressional leaders introduce SGR repeal/replacement legislation *Special Alert*

Expanding Item - View MoreMarch 18, 2015 – Congressional SGR repeal negotiations show promise

Expanding Item - View MoreMarch 11, 2015 – MGMA letter to CMS on duplicative Medicare Part B systems

Expanding Item - View MoreMarch 4, 2015 – CMS announces 2015 Value-Based Payment Modifier results

Expanding Item - View MoreFeb. 25, 2015 – CMS extends 2014 PQRS EHR/QCDR reporting and Meaningful Use 2014 attestation deadlines to March 20, 2015

Expanding Item - View MoreFeb. 18, 2015 – MGMA advocates for stronger Medicare Advantage provider network adequacy requirements

Expanding Item - View MoreFeb. 11, 2015 – Meaningful use penalties to impact 256,000 physicians

Expanding Item - View MoreFeb. 4, 2015 – MGMA letter to CMS on duplicative Medicare Part B systems

Expanding Item - View MoreJan. 29, 2015 – CMS announces intent to shorten 2015 Meaningful Use reporting period *Special Alert*

Expanding Item - View MoreJan. 28, 2015 – HHS announces goals for Medicare value-based payment

Expanding Item - View MoreJan. 21, 2015 – MGMA launches 2015 PQRS-Value Modifier Survival Guide

Expanding Item - View MoreJan. 14, 2015 – New MGMA Medicare CCM resource with sample beneficiary consent form

Expanding Item - View MoreJan. 7, 2015 – Top 10 physician group practice policy issues to watch in 2015

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