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...
Apr 20th, 2017
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) extended the Medicare-dependent, Small Rural Hospital (MDH) program, but like previous statutes before it, only temporarily. Beginning Oct. 1, 2017, the MDH program will no longer be in effect. The Effect on Hospitals The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) explains in the 2018 ...
Apr 13th, 2017
On April 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a webinar to provide information on the Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The ACI category is just one component of MIPS. For the 2017 performance year, there is also a Quality category and an Improvement ...
Mar 30th, 2017
A recent survey cosponsored by Healthcare Informatics and SERMO assessed healthcare providers’ readiness for Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) mandates. The law requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to adjust Medicare Part B payments based on performance data that eligible clinicians and clinician groups submit, each year. Beginning in ...
In MACRA
Mar 22nd, 2017
Section 3021 of the Affordable Care Act gives the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) the authority to test alternate payment models (APMs). The goals of these APMs are to reduce program expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries. Pediatric Alternative Payment ...