In CMS
May 18th, 2017
Payers and practices are getting a second chance to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model from 2018 to 2022. The four regions selected for CPC+ Round 2 are: Louisiana (statewide) Nebraska (statewide) North Dakota (statewide) New York (Greater Buffalo Region: Erie and Niagara counties) Eligible practices located in these regions may apply ...
In MACRA
May 17th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent nearly 807,000 clinicians letters excusing them from MACRA’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting system for 2017. The physicians are those with less than $30,000 in Medicare charges or fewer than 100 Medicare patients, or who are new Medicare clinicians. CMS used an updated formula to estimate ...
May 9th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made it easier for clinicians to determine their eligibility in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): A new interactive online tool allows clinicians to determine their status simply by entering their national provider identifier. Last month, CMS also started sending Medicare-participating clinicians notices in the mail to inform...
Apr 27th, 2017
Not sure if your physician practice is eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? No worries: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in MIPS. In late April through May, practices will get a letter from the Medicare administrative contractor that ...
In Billing
Apr 21st, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted three new resources to its Quality Payment Program Educational Resources webpage: MIPS Participation Fact Sheet: This fact sheet answers basic questions about eligibility in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Fact: “Clinicians who are not included in MIPS now, may choose to voluntarily submit data individua...