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Updates about legislative and regulatory issues impacting the field of sleep medicine

HHS proposes Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute reforms

This week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to modernize and clarify the regulations that interpret the Physician Self-Referral Law (the “Stark Law”) and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. According to an HHS press release, the Stark Law’s new [...]

2019-10-11T13:52:46+00:00October 11th, 2019|Advocacy, Featured|

AASM joins AMA in urging Congress to improve MACRA

The AASM joined almost 120 organizations in signing on to a letter from the American Medical Association (AMA) urging Congressional leaders to implement technical improvements to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) to improve the program and ensure the success of participating [...]

2019-06-21T15:25:52+00:00June 21st, 2019|Advocacy|

Verma identifies several CMS priorities for 2019

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma identified several priorities for the agency during the recent 2019 CMS Quality Conference. The event, held Jan. 29-31 in Baltimore, brought together 3,000 leaders from across the health care spectrum to discuss quality improvement. [...]

2019-02-08T23:51:12+00:00February 8th, 2019|Advocacy|

Summary of the ‘Vision for the Future’ of MOC report

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recently posted a report drafted by the “Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission,” which reviewed the purpose and framework of the current maintenance of certification (MOC) process. In response to the draft report, the American [...]

2019-01-25T20:54:28+00:00January 25th, 2019|Advocacy, Featured|