San Francisco Marin Medical Society Blog


Feedback Requested: CMS Requests Examples of Burdensome Certification/Recertification Requirements

CMS has requested the AMA’s help in identifying opportunities to reduce the administrative burden caused by certification requirements. In addition, we have heard from some specialty societies about concerns with the development of local coverage decisions (LCDs). In our discussions with CMS the agency appears open to hearing about this issue as well.

CMS Awards Approximately $100 Million to Help Small Practices Succeed in the Quality Payment Program

CMS awarded approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program for clinicians in individual or small group practices. CMS intends to invest up to an additional $80 million over the remaining four years.