Appropriate Use

Aug 2, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 13 issued its physician fee schedule proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2024.
Jul 7, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced that it will delay indefinitely the payment penalty period of the Appropriate Use Criteria program for advanced imaging services. The program, which was set to potentially go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023, requires imaging provider…
Mar 9, 2022
The House Appropriations Committee announced an agreement on omnibus appropriations legislation funding the federal government through the end of the current fiscal year.
Jun 28, 2021
The AHA and American Medical Association last week urged the Centers for Medicare…
Jun 21, 2021
the AHA and American Medical Association urge CMS to delay advanced imaging appropriate use timeline.
Jul 9, 2020
AHA, AMA letter to CMS regarding the implementation of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for advanced diagnostic imaging services mandated under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA).
Dec 5, 2019
In this Voices on Value piece, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, talks with Reshma Gupta, M.D., evaluation and outreach director of Costs of Care, about the organization’s efforts to raise awareness of the unintended financial harm of care and to disseminate innova
Nov 8, 2019
Inova Health System is involved in an interdisciplinary effort to create value by reducing services that provide little or no clinical value to patients.
Jun 18, 2019
Northwestern Medicine — Chicago, Ill. Using the EHR to Drive Value Northwestern Medicine created multi-disciplinary teams to maximize the EHR’s capabilities and improve care across the system. These Health System Clinical Collaboratives have resulted in systemwide improvements related to the…
Apr 26, 2019
Johns Hopkins Health System – Baltimore, Md. Implementing Evidence-based Practice Improves Care, Reduces Cost The Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee focuses on improving patient care quality, safety and affordability by reducing practices that provide little or no value to…