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December 2022

Call to action: Now is the time to contact Congress to cancel Medicare cuts

If Congress fails to act, physician Medicare payments are scheduled to be cut by 4.5 percent on Jan. 1, 2023. Cuts of this magnitude would severely impede patient access to care by forcing many physician practices to stop seeing Medicare patients or shut their doors completely -- further straining practices that have remained open through the pandemic.  

Time is running out to continue to protect our patients and practices by canceling Medicare cuts in their entirety. Your calls have been working – members of the Colorado congressional delegation have heard them. Please continue this momentum to ensure your voices are heard!

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Telligen webinar: Quality Payment Program - Understanding Requirements for 2023, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m.

During this webinar, Sean Michael, MD, regional chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will provide an overview of the final policies for the 2023 performance year.

Participants will receive an overview of the finalized 2023 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule, and leave with a solid understanding of the 2023 Quality Payment Program Policy Changes as they relate to:

  • Traditional merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS)
  • Advanced alternative payment models (APMs)
  • MIPS value pathways (MVPs)
  • Medicare shared savings program (MSSP)
  • Public reporting

Register here.

Have you received a RAC audit request from Medicaid?

The Colorado Medical Society has heard from member practices expressing concerns about Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) audits. While CMS does not have the resources to troubleshoot each issue for each practice, we reached out to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) for clarification on concerns with initial hospital care service codes (99221-99223) and other general resources. If you have questions about a RAC audit, you can reach out to HCPF directly by contacting Bart Armstrong at bart.armstrong@state.co.us or Alyssa Gilger at alyssa.gilger@state.co.us.

CMS also wants to hear from you as we continue to advocate for Colorado practices. If you have received a RAC audit, reach out to Jennifer Armstrong, CMS Program Manager for Government Affairs and Communications, at jennifer_armstrong@cms.org.


Thank you to the practices who have already renewed membership for 2023!

Thank you to all of the practices who have renewed memberships for their physicians. It's not too late to renew! Pay by check by remitting to the address listed on the invoice or if your practice prefers to pay by credit card, call Mihal Sabar, CMS accounting manager, at 720-739-8358. Questions? Has your roster changed? Does your budget require paying after Jan. 1? Contact CMS at membership@cms.org or 720-859-1001. Thank you for your help in maintaining your physicians' memberships!

ICYMI: Help CDPHE promote free training opportunities

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is asking Colorado Medical Society members and their practices to help grow the Colorado health care workforce and child care workforce by promoting free training for in-demand health care professions (CNA, EMT, MA, pharm tech, etc.) and free early childhood education courses for individuals to become certified child care professionals. This will help support upward mobility for low income Coloradans -- especially women -- seeking new career paths. Practices can print and display communications in patient waiting rooms, exam rooms, staff break rooms and other areas. Find materials here: http://hfcgo.com/assistance


Thanks to our Partners in Medicine, who support Colorado physicians and practices!

Job board

  • Looking for a physician to share office space in the Midtown Medical Building, Located in Denver; Ideal for Concierge/DPC; 2 exam rooms, 2 offices; could share expenses and provide some cross coverage; Available immediately; please contact Dr. Michael Keller at 720-600-0802.  

  • Position available: Family Practice or Internal Medicine trained physician in Southern Colorado. Read more here.

  • A longtime internal medicine physician in Rifle, Colo., will retire in the next year and is looking for a physician to take over the practice who is committed to serving a rural population. The sale of the practice includes the building. If interested, please call 970-625-5521.

  • Hospitalist, Frisco CO. PRN hospitalist shifts available in Summit County CO. 2-6 shifts/month. Please call 303-885-4673 to discuss.

  • Physician office space to share, available July 1, 2022, in renovated house on South Wadsworth Blvd. near Alameda Ave. Read more here.

Place a job board advertisement by contacting dianna_fetter@cms.org.

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