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QPP Pearls from CMS

Mar 22, 2023 7:45:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in medicare, quality payment program


We encourage you to subscribe  to the Quality Payment Program Small Practices Newsletter. It is a valuable resource from CMS to help your practice be successful in the Quality Payment Program. This week we bring you selected resources:

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Advance Care Planning

Mar 15, 2023 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in medicare, aging, advance care planning




"The idea of planning for care through the end of life seems distant and hard to grasp for a lot of us — especially those considered young or without current health conditions. When are we at the end? When we’re diagnosed with cancer? When we’re in the wrong place at the wrong time? “Advance care planning” is similarly vague. In advance of what? Plus, a lot of us assume a doctor or medical team is responsible for planning our care." Aly Lynch, 3/1/2023

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Rural Health Clinics and Medicare Shared Savings Program: Free webinar highlighting opportunities

Feb 28, 2023 10:15:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in medicare, rural health centers


Check out this upcoming webinar on March 7th, make sure to register in advance!

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HHS Releases Initial Guidance for Medicare Prescription Drug Inflation Rebate Program

Feb 14, 2023 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in medicare, prescriptions, Medicare advantage


Under President Biden’s prescription drug law, drug companies will pay rebates to the federal government for raising prescription drug prices faster than the rate of inflation

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Reimbursement Changes for 2023

Jan 4, 2023 8:00:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Primary Care, medicare, cancer, screening



  • Colorectal cancer was the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in North Carolina in 2019.

  • Data from 2020 shows that 20% of people aged 50-75 in the US have never been screened for this disease.

  • In March 2021, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed screening recommendations to lower the age to begin screening from 50 to 45.

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Important news from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Dec 13, 2022 9:10:27 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, medicare, quality payment program



Green Office Folder with Inscription Audit on Office Desktop with Office Supplies and Modern Laptop. Audit Business Concept on Blurred Background. Audit - Toned Image. 3DCMS has contracted with an entity ("Guidehouse") to conduct audits of data submitted as part of the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). These audits will  look at Performance Years 2019, 2020 and 2021, and notification emails will begin in January 2023.

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CMS wants to hear from you!

Aug 2, 2022 2:09:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in medicare, Medicare advantage


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Request for Information seeking public comment on the Medicare Advantage program.

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QPP APM Incentive Payment

Sep 21, 2021 12:45:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in APM, Primary Care, medicare, Quality Improvement


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a Quality Payment Program webinar on Thursday September 30, 2021 from 2-3 PM to provide an overview of the 2021 Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Payment for Qualifying APM Participants.

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​Medicare Billing: Medicare Secondary Payer Guidelines

Jun 23, 2021 8:23:19 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Billing, medicare


In the April 2021 Medicare Secondary Payer MLN Booklet, CMS clarified the policy on accepting payments for services when another insurance is primary to Medicare. 

To learn more about Medicare Secondary Payer(MSP) billing and claims review the Medicare Secondary Payer MLN Booklet.  Common MSP coverage situations are listed in Table 1 (pp 5-8).

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Quality Payment Program: New MIPS Resources

Apr 28, 2021 12:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, MIPS, QPP, medicare, Quality Improvement


New Resources are Now Available on the QPP Resource Library 

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