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    08/19/2014

    IDSA and HIVMA Provide Comments on Medicaid's Restriction on Providers Treating HCV (PDF)

    In response to action taken by some State Medicaid programs to restrict the specialties of providers who can prescribe drug therapies to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) appeal to the CMS Administrator to recommend that Infectious Diseases (ID) Specialists and other HIV providers be covered prescribers of all HCV medications. A similar letter was also sent to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) and National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD).
    08/05/2014

    IDSA Jointly Comments on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PDF)

    IDSA jointly comments on the implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) and to request an expanded timeframe to allow recipients to register, review, and dispute their data in the Open Payments System before publication.
    06/27/2014

    IDSA Comments on Medicare Program FY 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule (PDF)

    IDSA provides comments on the FY 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule regarding the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, the Hospital-Acquired Condition Payment Policy, and additional proposed changes that link to broader infection-related issues. 
    06/27/2014

    Cognitive Specialty Representation in the NQF MAP Clinician Workgroup (PDF)

    IDSA jointly provides comments with other specialty societies to the National Quality Forum (NQF) to advocate for Cognitive Specialty Representation in the NQF Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Clinician Workgroup.
    02/21/2014

    IDSA Collectively Comments on 2014 EHR Incentive Program Criteria (PDF)

    Alongside over 40 medical organizations, IDSA comments on the 2014 Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program criteria. Immediate concerns of respective members' ability to comply with the new Meaningful Use criteria in such a short period of time is expressed as well as recommendations to extend the timeline to meet the 2014 requirements and increase flexibility for inclusion of as many providers as possible.
    02/20/2014

    IDSA Jointly Applauds the SGR Repeal and Medicare Payment Modernization Act, H.R. 4015/S. 2000 (PDF)

    IDSA, in coalition with multiple internal medicine and subspecialty societies, applauds the bipartisan agreement by the House Energy & Commerce, Ways & Means, and Senate Finance Committees on comprehensive legislation to repeal Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. In addition, the societies urge Congress to continue efforts and expedite this legislation to the floor for a vote and enact it before prior to the next schedule SGR payment cuts on April 1, 2014.
    01/27/2014

    IDSA Comments on Medicare Program Final Rule Revisions to Payment Policies under Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2014 (PDF)

    IDSA comments on Medicare program revisions to payments policies regarding misvalued physician fee schedule codes, chronic care management services, physician compare, physician quality reporting system, value-based payment modifier, and the physician feedback program.

 

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