Jun 21st, 2017
A proposed rule for 2018 updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) holds few surprises, except for one: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to increase the low-volume threshold to exempt more clinicians from the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Small Practices Get Leniency Clinicians who are eligible to participate in MIPS ...
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Jun 20th, 2017
Medicare beneficiaries will start receiving new member ID cards in the mail beginning April 2018. Healthcare providers and the billing companies they employ have until then to prepare their systems to accept the new format. What’s Behind the Change? The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) mandates the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ...
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) June Report to the Congress addresses (among other things) issues it sees with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) — one of two paths in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program, and a provision of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). “As ...
Jun 14th, 2017
A 2017 report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is like a tell-all book on quality reporting — fascinating stuff, and a must-read for every healthcare professional and support staff. Inside, you will find facts and figures regarding the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting experience, including trends dating back ...
Jun 14th, 2017
If you haven’t commented on the notice of proposed revisions to the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) case-mix methodology, it’s not too late. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just granted an extension to the comment period. CMS Extends Comment Period for SNF PPS Case-mix Revisions was last modified: June 16th, 2017 ...