Act now to score positive payment adjustments under MIPS. This year, the Cost performance category in the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) is worth 10 percent of an eligible clinician’s or group’s final score. Next year, it goes up to 15 percent — and Cost will continue to gain weight until it accounts for 30 percent ...
In CMS
Aug 6th, 2018
Besides taking a machete to E/M reimbursement and the way Medicare looks at E/M services, the current administration has proposed some large changes in the way Medicare pays doctors. They have also proposed ways that hospital facilities disclose prices to patients, providing more transparency. Changing Payment The pipeline for immediate changes includes the government paying more ...
Jul 27th, 2018
Want to earn some Brownie points with your clinicians? Let them in on a little-known opportunity to earn bonus points in the Improvement Activities performance category under the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS). First, Some Background The Improvement Activities performance category is one of four performance categories in MIPS. Out of a final score of 100, ...
In Billing
Jul 19th, 2018
Clinicians have until October 1 to review their 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) final score and performance feedback and, if applicable, request a targeted review by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Immediate Action Required Eligible clinicians who participated in MIPS should review their MIPS final score and performance feedback, available on ...
Jul 18th, 2018
Medical professionals and other stakeholders have until September 10 to make a difference in the course of future healthcare reforms. Tucked into a proposed rule to update the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2019, released for public inspection on July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes policy changes for Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program ...