Dec. 21 Nat’l Provider Call to Discuss Payment, Risk

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a National Provider Call to discuss changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule’s (MPFS) Physician Feedback Program and the value-based payment modifier (Value Modifier) for calendar year 2012.

Under the Physician Feedback Program, CMS provides confidential feedback reports to physicians and physician group practices about the resource use and quality of care they provide to their Medicare patients.  Section 3007 of the Affordable Care Act requires CMS to apply a Value Modifier, which compares the quality of care furnished to the cost of that care, to physician payment rates under the MPFS starting with specific physicians and physician groups in 2015 and expanding to all physicians by 2017.

During this National Provider Call, CMS  will discuss how and why per capita cost measures are adjusted under these programs.  This call provides an opportunity to: (1) have a public dialogue about our methodology, (2) obtain stakeholder input, and (3) discuss ways to further improve these cost adjustment processes. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. 

Registration Information will be made available soon on the CMS website.

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