This Weekly’s Hot Topics
- Today is last day to make your hotel reservation for ASH Annual Meeting. Affiliate Association News/ASH News
- Tomorrow! The 2021 COA Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) Advocacy Summit. Affiliate Association News/COA News
- Tomorrow, 7/21! Contact COA to publish your PBM story. Affiliate Association News/COA News
- New Oncology Medical Home (OMH) standards released. National News
Health care providers who want to succeed in value-based care and other alternative payment models should consider embracing advanced analytics tools that can collect and analyze patient data such as socioeconomic status, housing security, and food access. Using advanced analytics, providers and health insurers can collaborate more effectively to improve the quality of care and reduce health care costs. Click here to read more and go to California News.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) rule, which includes proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP), Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment model (APM) participation options and requirements for 2022. The final 2022 PFS rule is expected by Nov. 1, 2021. Click here to read more and go to Medicare News/CMS News.
First reporting deadline is September 30th. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Provider relief Fund reporting portal is now open for providers who need to report on the use of funds in Reporting Period 1. All recipients of PRF payments must comply with the reporting requirements. Providers who received one or more payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate, during a “payment received period” are required to report in each applicable “reporting time period.” Click here to read more and go to National News.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at City of Hope has created the Radiation Oncology Patient Assistance Fund to provide financial assistance to patients with financial hardship who are unable to afford much-needed over-the-counter products not covered by insurance. It’s making a profound difference to patients and their families — and has even grabbed the attention and support of a “rock solid” celebrity. Click here to read more and go to Affiliate Association News/City of Hope News.