Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine authorized for children 5 to 11 years old

The FDA authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include children 5 through 11 years of age.

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CMS 2022 final rule released

CMS has released the final rule for the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule which includes the QPP MIPS, and other payment pathways. Information about the final rule is available in the PFS fact sheet  and the QPP fact sheet.

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2020 MIPS targeted review deadline extended

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for the 2020 Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) targeted review to Nov. 29, 2021, at 7 p.m. CST.  Through the targeted review, the CMS is allowing requests for the reweighing of one or more performance categories in the PY 2020 MIPS, under the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstance hardship exception policy.  

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Call to Action -- Help stop Medicare payment cuts

TMA and HCMS are asking you to act right now. U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and your member from the U.S. House of Representatives must hear from you on why physicians cannot absorb a Medicare physician pay cut. It only takes a minute or two to email or tweet your message through TMA's Grassroots Action Center. Just cut and paste the pre-drafted talking points into your message or create your own message to automatically send to your elected officials.

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