In the 2018 Quality Payment Program proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on June 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that approximately 572,000 clinicians will be required to submit data under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in the second performance year. CMS estimates that between 180,000 and 245,000 of ...
In CMS
Jul 19th, 2017
There’s a definite theme seen throughout the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule: The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is referred to in nearly every section. In reading the proposed rule, it becomes evident that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is clearly working toward aligning all Medicare Part B payment ...
In CMS
Jul 17th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed policy and rate changes for the Hospital Outpatient, Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems.  Commonly called OPPS and ASC, these systems are updated annually and the proposed version, “reflects a broader strategy to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; support he patient-doctor relationship in healthcare; a...
In Billing
Jul 14th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to address changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and other Medicare Part B payment policies for 2018, and beyond. Provisions of the Proposed Rule for PFS CMS is proposing for the MPFS in 2018 potentially misvalued codes; values for new, revised, and ...
In CMS
Jul 3rd, 2017
CMS announced over the weekend the launch of a new section on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website dedicated to clinicians working in small or rural practices, as well as those treating patients in underserved areas. The new page serves as a single point of reference for these clinicians to help them prepare for and actively ...