Decoding Healthcare Acronyms: Holy MACRA! What is MIPS?


Decoding Healthcare Acronyms, our weekly feature designed to help you speak the foreign language created by healthcare acronyms and jargon, brings you a ...

Naloxone Standing Order Rules Released


This week, IMS submitted written comments on draft Iowa Board of Pharmacy (IBP) rules that will create a pathway for Iowa’s first statewide standing order. Under the rules, pharmacists may dispense the opioid antagonist naloxone absent an individuali

Tools to Help You Prepare for Forthcoming Medicare Changes


HHS has released the MACRA final rule. While the program does not affect Medicare payments until 2019, physicians need to prepare for the changes now. To help you prepare for this historic change, the AMA developed a collection of FREE online tools a

HHS Publishes Final Medicare Quality Payment Rule


On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its final rule to implement the quality payment provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). This long-awaited final rule will govern both

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