In CMS
Jun 11th, 2018
Participation by clinicians in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) exceeded targets, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently crowed in a blog. Verma announced 91 percent of all eligible clinicians participated, topping the health agency’s 90 percent goal. Verma also revealed that 98 percent of Accountable Care Organizations (...
In Billing
Jun 11th, 2018
According to an article posted by the American Health Lawyer’s Association, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) expects investigative recoveries of $1.46 billion for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2018, the agency said in its semiannual report to Congress. Last year at this time, OIG reported more ...
In MACRA
Jun 7th, 2018
Clinicians who participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) last year can now access preliminary performance feedback data. The final MIPS scores and feedback data for 2017 will be available in July. Clinicians can access their performance feedback and scores with their Enterprise Identity Data Management (EIDM) credentials on the Quality Payment Program website. Between ...
In MACRA
Jun 4th, 2018
June 30 is the last day clinician groups can register to use the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web Interface to submit their Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data and/or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS survey for the 2018 performance period. To register, visit the Quality Payment Program website. A ...
In CMS
May 17th, 2018
The Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category – one of four performance categories in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) – is now the Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category. What’s In a Name? For whatever reason, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) renamed the performance category. Nothing else has changed about the category. ...