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Quality Improvement
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
SIS Reviewing Newly Released Medicare Quality Payment Program Rule »
On June 20, 2017, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for the 2018 Qual...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
New CMS Resources for U.S. Clinicians to Successfully Participate in the Quality Payment Program »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently revamped the look of the Quality Payment Program...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
New Video Shows U.S Physicians How to Avoid Medicare Payment Penalties »
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) is the new physician payment system created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorizat...
Friday, May 19, 2017
U.S. Clinicians - Determine Your MIPS Participation Status - You May Not Be Evaluated in 2017 »
Unsure of your participation status in   the Merit-based Incentive Payment System ( MIPS )? MIPS is an imp...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Join CMS on May 22nd to Learn More About the Quality Payment Program Participation Requirement »
On Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an overview webina...
Friday, April 14, 2017
SIS Comments on Proposed NICE Quality Standards on Low Back Pain »
On April 5, SIS submitted comments to the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on their draft qua...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
CMS Offers Webinar on Reviewing the Accuracy of the Data Submitted to the Open Payments System »
Industry is currently submitting data to the Open Payments System on payments or transfers of value made to physicians and...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
CMS Removes Previous Meaningful Use Domains in Updated eCQM Table for 2017 Performance Period »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an updated table accompanying the 2016 electroni...
Monday, March 6, 2017
Deadline for 2016 PQRS Electronic Health Record Submission Extended to March 31, 2017 »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reportin...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Attest to 2016 EHR Incentive Program Requirements by March 13 to Avoid a 2018 Payment Adjustment »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the attestation deadline for providers participating i...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
February 16 Webinar on CMS’ Annual MIPS Call for Measures and Activities Learn More about Submitting »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the submission period for the Annual Call for Measures and A...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
CMS Offers Quality Payment Program Webinar for Small, Rural, and Underserved Practices »
View CMS’s webinar: Getting Started with the Quality Payment Program: An Overview of MIPS for Small, Rural, and Underserve...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Subscribe to the CMS Quality Payment Program Listserv »
Questions about MACRA? Sign up for the new CMS Quality Payment Program listserv. The Quality Payment Program is part...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
CMS Registration and Attestation System Is Now Open »
Providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must attest to the 2016 program requirements by Fe...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
ICD-10 Update Allows CMS to Relax 2017 and 2018 Physician Quality Penalties »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently distributed a message about the World Health Organization...
Monday, December 19, 2016
SIS Comments on US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ MIPS and APM Incentive Final Rule »
On December 19, SIS submitted comments on the CMS final rule. SIS expressed support for many changes while reiterating...
Friday, December 2, 2016
Act Now: Deadline for Requesting Informal Review of 2015 PQRS Penalties Extended One Week »
  You now have until December 7, 2016 to file your request for an informal review of your 2015 data under the...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Receive U.S. Medicare Quality Payment Program Email Alerts From CMS »
Subscribe to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Payment Program listserv to receive important r...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Continue Your AMA Membership to Access New Online Resources and Maintain SIS’s Influence »
AMA has relaunched their website and AMA Wire to better meet the needs of the nation’s medical students, reside...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Education from the AMA »
AMA has developed educational resources for physicians to understand the requirements of the new Quality Payment Program,...
Monday, November 14, 2016
U.S. CMS Releases 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule »
On November 2, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule that updates pa...
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Learn How to Report Quality Measures in a November 1st CMS Call »
The following information is being shared from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): How to...
Monday, October 17, 2016
U.S. CMS 2017 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Negative Payment Adjustment Notification »
CMS will soon begin distributing letters to Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) individual eligible professionals (E...
Friday, October 14, 2016
Final Rule Issued on Game Changing Medicare Quality Payment Program. Get Ready With New Resources. »
On October 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized its policy implementing the Merit-Ba...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Join the U.S. CMS for a Webinar Overview of the 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) »
During the webinar you will learn how to interpret and use the information given in the report. For more information regar...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
CMS Will Allow Physicians to Pace Their Participation in the Quality Payment Program »
CMS received feedback on their April proposal  for implementing the Quality Payment Program, set to begin...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
U.S. 2015 Medicare Quality and Resource Utilization Reports to be Made Available »
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)   2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) feedback r...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Learn How to Access 2015 U.S. CMS Reports with an Enterprise Identity Management Account »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)has sent out a series of messages regarding the 2015 Physician Qu...
Monday, July 18, 2016
CMS Offers Call on the Results of PQRS Feedback Reports and Informal Review Process for PY 2015 »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are offering a call on August 10, 2016, 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Ea...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
SIS Conducts Systematic Review of Clinical Effectiveness of Non–Image-Guided Lumbar Interlaminar ESI »
This month's edition of  Pain Medicine  contains the most recently published systematic review completed by memb...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
CMS Releases Proposed Rule on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 »
On April 27, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  released a notice of proposed rulemaking&...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Updated U.S. Physician Quality Reporting System Experience Report is Available »
CMS Announces the Release of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2014 Reporting Experience Including Trends (200...
Friday, April 15, 2016
SIS to Submit Comments on New U.K. Guidelines on Non-Specific Low Back Pain and Sciatica »
The U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released for public comment guidelines addressing manage...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Review of Cervical RF Neurotomy Highlights Effectiveness When Performed Per SIS Guidelines »
This month's edition of Pain Medicine contains the most recently published systematic review completed by members of the...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
U.S. Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2015 Mid-Year QRURs Available »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2015 Mid-Year Quality and Resource Use Report...

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