CHA News Article

CMS to Host Region IX Teleconference March 28

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a conference call March 28 at 1:30 p.m. (PT) to update Region IX health care associations, physicians and providers on a variety of CMS initiatives. Discussion topics will include:

  • Jurisdiction E Medicare administrative contractor transition (Medicare Contractor Management Group, CMS)
  • Health insurance marketplace update (David Sayen, Regional Administrator)
  • PQRS/value-based modifier reporting requirements (Betsy Thompson, MD, Dr.PH, Chief Medical Officer, Region IX)
  • Medicare program updates (Division of Financial Management & Fee-for-Service Operations)

The conference call presents an opportunity for participants to ask questions and inform CMS of any concerns about the initiatives. To request that CMS include other topics for discussion, contact Neal Logue at (415) 744-3551 or