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MIPS Deadline Extended Due to COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data submission deadline by 30 days, from March 31 to April 30, 2020. This is designed to provide relief to clinicians responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the MIPS automatic "extreme and uncontrollable circumstances" policy will apply to MIPS-eligible clinicians who do not submit their MIPS data by the April 30, 2020 deadline.

Breaking News: Pathologists Allowed to Work Remotely During COVID-19

An organized advocacy campaign has persuaded the federal government to allow pathologists to work remotely during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Trump administration announced a temporary waiver giving pathologists the regulatory flexibility that has been requested by numerous healthcare groups, led by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Pathology News Roundup: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update: CAP Suspends Lab Inspections 

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has successfully petitioned the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to suspend all inspections except Immediate Jeopardy Complaint inspections (and associated follow-up revisit inspections) until April 10, 2020.

Work Remotely, Stay Connected

If necessity is the mother of invention, then COVID-19 may be the mother of a new era in the workforce. With limitations on group gatherings, school closures, and travel bans, many businesses are trying to do their part to practice social distancing and limit the spread of the virus. That means many employees and employers are forced to work remotely, with no concrete idea of when they'll head back to the office. For some, this is a welcome change. For others, it may sound like a nightmare.

Coronavirus: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Voicebrook is nothing without people... the people who work here, the people we work with, and the people we serve. As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the United States, we've found ourselves increasingly concerned about the health and safety of everyone in our communities.