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Published: November 22, 2021

Medicare Updates Webinar Series

CAFP is hosting two webinars on updates to Medicare for 2022.

December 8th, 12:00pm – Managing Medicare in 2022 with Dr. Arthur Lurvey

In his presentation, Dr. Lurvey will give a high overview of the new physician payment rules for 2022, provide a discussion of resumption of Medicare audits called “Targeted Probe and Education”, a brief notation of telehealth in 2022, Cognitive Functioning, Medicare Screening and Prevention Services, with time for Q&A.

Dr. Arthur Lurvey is a board-certified internist and endocrinologist, and a Medicare Contractor Medical Director for 21 years—initially working for the California Part B Carriers Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company, National Heritage Insurance Company, National Government Services, Palmetto GBA, and currently Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the Medicare Contractor in Jurisdiction JE and JF. He was in clinical practice for 35 years.

Dr. Lurvey received his MD degree from the University of Illinois and had his post doctorate and fellowship training at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. He practiced Internal Medicine and Endocrinology in Los Angeles.

He is a Delegate to both the California Medical Association and American Medical Association, has been a past Hospital Chief of Staff and served on numerous committees of LACMA, CMA, and AMA. He also is active in the American College of Physicians and American Association of Clinical Endocrinology. Other medical activities include former service as a CMA surveyor for both the JCAHO hospital survey program and the CME accreditation program in California.

 

December 15th, 12:00pm – Policy and Practice: a CMS Update with Dr. Ashby Wolfe

In her presentation, Dr. Wolfe will provide an overview of the elements of the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, including information on telehealth, Quality Payment Program and E/M policies for the new calendar year.  She will also give an overview of the CMS COVID-19 response to date, and provide a brief highlight of a few family medicine relevant billing policies including the new cognitive billing code and updates on billing for chronic care management.

Dr. Ashby Wolfe is a board-certified family physician and serves as co-Chief Medical Officer for  the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offices in Denver, San Francisco and  Seattle. Dr. Wolfe has been based at CMS San Francisco since 2015, and now also supports the  Denver and Seattle regional locationsin her focus on the implementation of Medicare and  Medicaid policy across the Western States and the Pacific Territories (AK, ID, OR, WA, AZ, CA,  HI, NV, CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the  Northern Mariana Islands). As a senior medical advisor for CMS programs in the Western  United States, she provides clinical expertise to the divisions of Medicare and Medicaid payment policy, quality improvement, survey operations, contracted health plans and serves as  the principle liaison with the clinical community. 

Dr. Wolfe completed her medical degree at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York, and  her residency training at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. She also holds  a Masters of Public Policy and a Masters of Public Health from the University of California,  Berkeley. Dr. Wolfe has practiced broad-scope family medicine in academic, integrated and  community clinical settings over the course of her career and holds medical licenses in both the  State of California and the State of Washington. She holds a particular interest in improving the  quality and equity of care for underserved and low-income populations. She has published  multiple articles on Medicare and Medicaid policy, and is a contributing author of the public  health text, Prevention is Primary (Jossey-Bass).  

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