In CMS
Jan 18th, 2018
The 2016 Value Modifier (VM) performance results and 2018 payment adjustment factor are now available: Out of over 1 million clinicians, only approximately 20,000 will see an upward VM payment adjustment in their Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payments this year. This may not be a good time to ask for that raise. Table A shows ...
Requirements get a little tougher, but bonus opportunities abound. In a final rule, published in the Federal Register on Nov. 16, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) lays the groundwork for expansion of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Year two of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) initiative promises increased ...
In CMS
Dec 18th, 2017
The 2018 quality payment program (QPP) Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) provides several new incentives for providers to use remote monitoring and patient-generated data. According to FierceHealthcare, the final rule includes reimbursement changes suggested by the App Association’s Connected Health Initiative. A new improvement activity performance loop encourages ...
Medical groups and health systems that are members of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) estimate that 60 percent of their Medicare revenues will be risk-based in 2019, pointing to a greater need for risk-assessment coders. Fierce Healthcare reports respondents to the organization’s annual risk survey said they expect revenues from Medicare Advantage to equal ...
Learn how MIPS scoring works in 2017, and make it a money-saving game with better patient outcomes. To fulfill requirements of the federally-regulated Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), you need to know what data to report; how to report; how long to report; and on which providers to report. Then, ...