In CMS
May 22nd, 2017
It’s been seven years since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2010 was signed into law by President Barack Obama, and the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs were born. Naysayers doubted the virtue of quality reporting, but at long last, we’re hearing some positive outcomes of meaningful use ...
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...
May 4th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging providers to identify and submit measures for the 2018 Advancing Care Information Performance Category. Proposals must include specific criteria including measure description, measure type and numerator, and demonstrator descriptions. Stakeholders should consider outcome-based and patient safety measures. They should also consid...