AMA and others make MSSP requests ahead of final rule

Ahead of the September 6 comment deadline, the American Medical Association and 10 other provider organizations submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule affects accountable care organization models.

The rule, if finalized, would bring several positive changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Medicare's largest value-based payment model, the organizations said in the September 1 letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.

This includes giving ACOs more time before advancing to the highest levels of risk, providing fairer, more accurate financial benchmarks, positive changes to quality scoring approaches and providing advanced shared savings payments to smaller ACOs that serve underserved populations, the letter said.

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HHS delegates over $87M in funding for youth mental health services

HHS announced it awarded $40.22 million in youth mental health grants during August, as well as the opportunity for $47.6 million in grant funding for school-based mental health services. 

The grants and opportunities for future grant funding are part of President Joe Biden’s effort to address the United States’ mental health crisis, including its impact on children.

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State of Nevada pushes Suicide Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month and state leaders are taking steps to raise awareness.

They’re encouraging Nevadans to show off their purple and turquoise to remember those who’ve taken their lives and remind Nevadans they aren’t alone.

The two colors together symbolize suicide prevention. By wearing them, you can show your support and help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

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AMA Workshops and Webinars

Register Now » AMPAC Campaign School

September 29 – October 2 

The 2022 Campaign School returns in-person at the AMA offices in Washington, DC! This comprehensive, bi-partisan program molds participants into winning political strategists with an understanding of strategy, message, and campaign plans. Physicians, spouses of physicians, residents and medical students are all welcome to participate. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Sept. 4, so reserve your spot now. 

The International Conference on Physician Health

October 13 – 15 

The American, Canadian and British Medical Associations will host the International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH) in Orlando. This year’s conference, with its central focus of “Engaging organizations to achieve cultural change,” is relevant to physicians across all specialties and practice settings. Learn more or register now.

AMA 2022 Campaign School

After two years of virtual programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMPAC is excited to announce that the 2022 Campaign School will be returning in-person September 29 – October 2 at the AMA offices in Washington, DC.
A few spaces are still available but hurry, deadline to register is September 4 (or sooner is maximum capacity is reached)!
Running an effective campaign can be the difference between winning and losing a race. That's why the Campaign School is designed to give you the skills and strategic approach you will need out on the campaign trail. Our team of political experts will teach you everything you need to know to run a successful campaign. Under the direction of our lead trainers, participants will be broken into campaign staff teams to run a simulated congressional campaign using what they've learned during group sessions on strategy, vote targeting, social media, advertising and more. 
Attendees include physicians, spouses of physicians, residents and medical students and state medical society staff interested in becoming more involved in politics. Participants range from those attracted to grassroots efforts to those considering becoming a candidate for public office. No matter where you are in the process, you will develop a new understanding of how campaigns are run. As a graduate of the AMPAC program, candidates will rely on you to give them advice on strategy, message, and campaign plans.
Please note the following:
  • Registration fee is $350 for AMA Member/$1000 for non-AMA members. This fee is waived for AMA residents and students; however, space is limited and the AMPAC Board will review and select four participants from the pool of qualified resident and student applicants.
  • Faculty, materials, and all meals during the meeting are covered by the AMA. Participants are responsible for their registration fee, travel to/from Washington, DC and hotel accommodations (AMPAC staff will provide you with a list of nearby hotels within walking distance of the AMA offices).
  • All participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination and at least one booster for the COVID-19 virus.
Registration for the 2022 Campaign School is now OPEN. Space is limited and the deadline to register is September 4 (or sooner if maximum capacity is reached). 
For more information contact us at: [email protected]

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