HHS Launches ‘Combat COVID’ Website for COVID-19 Clinical Trials

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of a central web portal: Combat COVID. The portal is a one-stop resource to help members of the public and doctors find information about different stages of the COVID-19 illness, NIH-supported COVID-19 prevention … Read More

APM Entities Can Apply for the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow Alternative Payment Model (APM) Entities to submit an application to reweight Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance categories as a result of extreme and uncontrollable circumstances. Although they allow APM Entities to submit applications now, CMS will not be … Read More

Update Your Billing Information by December 13 for Your APM Incentive Payment

According to CMS, the deadline has been extended for certain clinicians to update their billing information to receive their 2020 APM Incentive Payment. Clinicians and surrogates can log in to the Quality Payment Program website using their HARP credentials. In order to receive payments, certain clinicians will need to verify … Read More

President-Elect Biden Names 13 Health Experts to COVID-19 Transition Advisory Board

Yesterday, the Biden-Harris transition announced the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, naming 13 public health experts to advise President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and the Transition’s COVID-19 staff. This news comes after the coronavirus has spread at alarming rates in the US in recent weeks. “Dealing … Read More

SAE CAREs Podcast: Utilizing Care Coordination During COVID-19

As a follow-up to our White Paper: The Impact of COVID-19 and a Proposal for Service Innovation, SAE continues to focus on specific elements of the document during this current series of podcasts.Today’s SAE CAREs (Clinical And Research Experts) Podcast is “Utilizing Care Coordination … Read More