The CME Coalition applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their proposal to recognize accredited continuing medical education (CME) as a Clinical Practice Improvement Activity (CPIA) under the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) — a physician reimbursement system created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
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The Protecting Continuing Physical Education and Patient Care Act (S.2978) was introduced into the Senate on May 25, 2016 by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) with the goal of exempting CME from reporting requirements of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act.
On February 19th, 2016, The American Medical Association (AMA) released a legal regularly document regarding The Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA) with regards to the Open Payments Sunshine reporting requirements for Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities. This latest update and guidance from AMA aligns with the ongoing analysis that the CME Coalition has been pushing since the final rules and regulations were announced by CMS in October 2014.
Today, we’re going to be talking about the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. There’s been a lot of confusion or misinterpretation of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act and how it relates to CME, and we’d like to help clarify those issues. First, we’re going to clarify two issues related to reporting as well as the Sunshine exempt payments related to CME. As well, we will provide some information on the new Sunshine Act Resource Center.
Today we are going to talk about the development of a new organization, The CME Coalition, that works to educate congress and deal with issues related to the media and other inquiries about the CME Enterprise. As you know from this blog, as well as the CME white paper that Global developed and recently distributed, CME has been the subject of a great deal of confusion over the last five years and so the folks putting together this new working group are aiming to clarify some of this confusion, and hopefully set the record straight for CME.