In Billing
Sep 18th, 2020
Quality reporting won’t pay off in 2020 for some eligible clinicians unless they do this. Eligible clinicians who achieved Qualifying Alternative Payment Model (APM) Participant (QP) status in 2018 should begin receiving their 5 percent incentive payment this month. More than 183,000 clinicians achieved QP status in the 2018 performance year of the Quality Payment ...
Aug 21st, 2020
Quality Payment Program participation gets a little easier in some ways, tougher in others. A proposed rule published in the Aug. 17 Federal Register outlines potential changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) starting Jan. 1, 2021. Rather than implementing certain provisions finalized last year, however, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is ...
COVID-19 is a game-changer. Ever since President Trump declared a public health emergency (PHE) Jan. 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been issuing Social Security Act waivers to Medicare and Medicaid policies in rapid fire succession — including waivers to reporting requirements in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). CMS has ...
Quality data submission may be optional in the months ahead. If you’re struggling to compile your Medicare quality reporting data, relief is in sight. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering much needed assistance with extensions to submission deadlines and additional hardship exceptions. “CMS recognizes that ...
In CMS
Dec 30th, 2019
Many clinicians earned Qualifying Alternate Payment Model Participant (QP) status during the 2017 performance period of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). But a long list of them are still eagerly awaiting their 5 percent lump sum incentive payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began disbursing the 5 percent APM incentive payment to ...