In CMS
Aug 1st, 2017
A proposed rule would update the 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHA) serving Medicare beneficiaries, as well as revise the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) case-mix adjustment methodology. Payment Update is Down In the proposed rule, published July 28 in the Federal Register, the Centers for ...
Jul 28th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today the release of a Pediatric measure set as part of the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC). The Pediatric measure set includes nine measures for use at the provider level for solo providers or provider groups. Seven of the nine measures coincide with existing state-level measures ...
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 11th, 2017
A proposed rule, released July 5, sets the groundwork for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to update and revise the End-stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (ESRD PPS) and update the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury (AKI) for 2018; as well as to ...
Jun 21st, 2017
A proposed rule for 2018 updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) holds few surprises, except for one: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to increase the low-volume threshold to exempt more clinicians from the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Small Practices Get Leniency Clinicians who are eligible to participate in MIPS ...