The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 performance year is now available on the Quality Payment Program website. Determine if You Are Exempt Clinicians who are eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year, but are not able to fulfill the Advancing Care Information performance category, for one ...
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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 ...
Healthcare professionals who are eligible to participate in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program this year must instead report under the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) to avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2018. Not EHR-ready? You may qualify for an exemption. Time Is of the Essence To avoid the 2018 pay cut, eligible professionals (EPs) who have ...
The Medicare Access CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) created a new Quality Payment Program for Medicare providers. Under MACRA, there are two possible tracks for participation: Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APM) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advanced Alternative Payment Models To move providers from a volume-based payment system to a value-based style of payment, ...
Jun 1st, 2017
eClinicalWorks (ECW), located in Westborough, Mass., has agreed to pay $155 million to avoid prosecution for alleged False Claims Act violations. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) accused ECW of misrepresenting the capabilities of its electronic health record (EHR) software and paying kickbacks to certain customers in exchange for promoting its product. The DOJ contends that ...