Government & Medicine

Recent Government & Medicine Stories

CMS Releases Medicaid Home Health Services Final Rule

Required Face-to-Face Encounter Timeline Aligns With Similar Medicare Regulations

02/09/2016 — A final rule on Medicaid home health services includes a mandatory physician/patient face-to-face encounter.

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02/03/2016 — Before taking action on new policy, a Senate working group sought input from the AAFP and other medical organizations on how to improve chronic care management.

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MU Hardship Exception Application Process, Round Two

AAFP Promises Followup Questions

01/26/2016 — CMS recently announced approval of a simplified application process for physicians to apply for meaningful use hardship exemptions.

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01/21/2016 — The AAFP recently wrote a detailed letter to CMS that emphasized the importance of creating guidelines for federal exchanges that ensure access to primary care.

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