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FDA Revises Draft Guidance on Hospital and Health System Drug Compounding

For COOs, pharmacy staff, licensing & certification staff

Posted on: 10/11/2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued revised draft guidance on hospital and health system compounding under section 503A, updating draft guidance released in 2016. View Full Posting

Medicare-Dependent Hospital COVID-19 Waiver: Modification


Posted on: 10/11/2021

CMS modified the current COVID-19 blanket waiver for Medicare-Dependent Hospitals (MDHs) to include hospitals that became newly classified during the Public Health Emergency (PHE) without application of this waiver. View Full Posting

CMS Proposes Physician Payment Rule to Improve Health Equity, Patient Access


Posted on: 7/16/2021

CMS is proposing changes to address the widening gap in health equity highlighted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) View Full Posting

HHS Announces Rule to Protect Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills


Posted on: 7/10/2021

The first in a series of regulations aimed at shielding patients from increased financial hardships stemming from surprise medical bills View Full Posting

Registration Open - The HQRP - Understanding the Composite Quality Measure Webinar


Posted on: 5/28/2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET View Full Posting

Cognitive Impairment: Medicare Provides Opportunities to Detect & Diagnose


Posted on: 5/28/2021

Medicare covers a separate visit for a cognitive assessment to thoroughly evaluate cognitive function and help with care planning. View Full Posting

CMS Proposes Enhancing Rural and Underserved Medical Workforce


Posted on: 4/28/2021

To support COVID-19 recovery and beyond, CMS proposes enhancing the workforce in rural and underserved areas View Full Posting

CMS Proposes Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Rule


Posted on: 4/9/2021

Fiscal Year 2022 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule (CMS-1748-P) View Full Posting

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: Reaching Vulnerable Populations


Posted on: 4/9/2021

What partners need to know now about reaching vulnerable populations View Full Posting

CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations


Posted on: 3/12/2021

CMS and CDC issue updated guidance for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency. View Full Posting

Biden Administration Strengthens Insurance Requirements for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing


Posted on: 3/2/2021

Plans and issuers must cover COVID-19 diagnostic testing without cost-sharing and ensure providers are reimbursed for administering COVID-19 vaccines to the uninsured View Full Posting

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: What Partners Need to Know


Posted on: 2/2/2021

A compilation of COVID-19 Resources from CMS View Full Posting

2021 Special Enrollment Period in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency


Posted on: 2/1/2021

In accordance with the Executive Order issued by President Biden, CMS announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families for Marketplace coverage in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency View Full Posting

What You Need to Know for 2021

Public Policy Webinar - February 3rd | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Posted on: 1/29/2021

Join us for a one-hour public policy webinar View Full Posting

CMS adds to ACO, ESCO resources with a care transformation toolkit, case studies, and tip sheet


Posted on: 1/7/2021

New resources highlighting strategies that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and End-Stage Renal Disease Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) are now available. View Full Posting

Announcements

Vote by January 28: ACMA National and Chapter Board Elections

A ballot for the 2022 ACMA National Board of Directors and Chapter Leaders was emailed to you on Friday, January 14 with the subject line "Cast Your Vote for ACMA National Board and Chapter Leaders." If you cannot locate that email with your unique link to vote, please check your spam or junk folder. If you are still unable to locate it, please contact ACMA for assistance. We look forward to receiving your vote by Friday, January 28.

2022 ACMA National Conference in Dallas

Registration is now open for the 29th Annual National Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference and 23rd Annual ACMA Meeting in Dallas, May 1-4 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center! Learn More and Register >>

Call for Presentations - 2022 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference

ACMA is now accepting presentation proposals the 2022 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference, as well as select chapter conferences. Presentations must be submitted by January 26, 2022. The conference will take place in New Orleans on November 16-18, 2022. Submit Your Presentation Now >>>

Webinar: Behavioral Health and Moving Beyond the Era of COVID: Caring for Both Patients and Providers

Join ACMA and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals on February 2 to discuss the current behavioral health challenges for both patients and providers in navigating a course through the pandemic. The webinar will include a focus on the ongoing effects of the lockdowns and thoughts on the longer-term implications for providing care to patients with serious mental illness. Learn More and Register >>>

ACM Winter Workshop

Register now for the ACM WInter Workshop. The five-hour course, broken into two, 2 1/2 hour sessions, will begin at 9:00 a.m. CT on both Saturday, February 19 and Saturday, February 26. Registration for the two-part webinar series closes on Wednesday, July 21. To learn more and/or register, click here. >>>

Is your Compass 2021 training complete?

Time is running out to complete your curricula in order to receive continuing education certificates. All trainees must complete the curricula and evaluations prior to January 31, 2022. Log in to check your courses >>>

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