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 ...
In MACRA
Mar 14th, 2017
To participate in the Medicare Incentive Payment System (MIPS), you will need to select the Quality, Improvement Activities, and/or Advancing Care Information measures on which you will report this year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers an online tool that allows you review and download the various measures for informational and estimation purposes (You cannot ...
Quality reporting has been a challenge for all providers, with specific concerns for anesthesia practices. On the bright side, the past 10 years of quality reporting has served well as a primer for what lies ahead. A brief review of quality reporting, then and now, will provide some clarity and prepare you for the future ...
This year marks the first performance year in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) — a new payment adjustment system within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program, which replaces three separate programs: Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Value-based Payment Modifier (VM) Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program In 2019, ...
In MACRA
Feb 24th, 2017
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed the Quality Payment Program, there was talk of virtual groups — individual clinicians and small group practices joined together to report on Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements as a collective entity. This idea didn’t make it into the final rule last year, but CMS ...