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Analysis of Draft 2018 Medicare Rule

February 13, 2018 Issue
Updated: Feb 15, 2018

Congress eliminates IPAB, adopts Medicare payment changes in new budget deal and broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff joins national commentators at 2018 Policy Meeting.

February 6, 2018 Issue
Updated: Feb 06, 2018

Top political analyst Charlie Cook to Keynote at 2018 Policy Meeting and latest CAP Practice Characteristics Survey reveals compensation data.

January 30, 2018 Issue
Updated: Jan 30, 2018

The CAP seeks further clarification on HHS delay of Commin Rule and leading political commentator William Kristol to keynote at the 2018 Policy Meeting.

January 23, 2018 Issue
Updated: Jan 23, 2018

Citing the potential severe negative consequences to Medicare patients, the CAP opposed a draft national coverage determination policy for next-generation sequencing and urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make substantial changes.

January 9, 2018 Issue
Updated: Jan 09, 2018

STATLINE brought you many news stories in 2017 to help navigate payments and Medicare Reimbursements for 2018. The CAP's efforts to protect the value of pathology services were adopted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in two final Medicare regulations affecting reimbursements in 2018. Moreover, the CAP continues to advocate for a better laboratory data collection process and methodology to calculate the new rates for the clinical laboratory fee schedule.

January 2, 2018 Issue
Updated: Jan 02, 2018

The Pathologists Quality Registry has been approved as a 2018 Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the second consecutive year, solidifying the tool as an instrumental component for pathologists in fulfilling reporting requirements under Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Special Report: December 28, 2017
Updated: Dec 28, 2017

The Pathologists Quality Registry has been approved as a 2018 Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the second consecutive year, solidifying the tool as an instrumental component for pathologists in fulfilling reporting requirements under Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

December 19, 2017 Issue
Updated: Dec 19, 2017

Time is running out to report your 2017 data if you are included in the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). As a reminder, your 2017 data will determine how your 2019 Medicare payments will be adjusted up, down, or not at all. The deadline to enroll in the CAP's MIPS Reporting Solution is January 5, 2018.

December 12, 2017 Issue
Updated: Dec 18, 2017

Citing concerns of patient access to laboratory services, the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) filed a lawsuit on December 11 against the Medicare program for failing to follow congressional directive to implement a market-based laboratory payment system to replace the clinical laboratory fee schedule.

December 5, 2017 Issue
Updated: Dec 05, 2017

Time is running out to report your 2017 data if you are included in the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). As a reminder, your 2017 data will determine how your 2019 Medicare payments will be adjusted up, down, or not at all. The deadline to enroll in the CAP’s MIPS Reporting Solution is January 5, 2018.

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