Change is a constant in healthcare. With the implementation of ICD-10, we found out how disruptive these changes can be. It appears ICD-10 is the pre-cursor to even more change, with the implementation of new quality-based payment initiatives. Although we have no idea where we may end up with the final ruling, or the tweaks ...
In MACRA
May 12th, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register on May 9 a proposed rule (CMS-5517-P) regarding policy for a quality-based payment program. An MLN webcast on May 10 reiterates what the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the recent proposed rule-making mean to healthcare providers. What is ...
All eligible providers who do not meet the criteria for satisfactory reporting or participating for the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) will be subject to the 2018 negative payment adjustment “with no exceptions,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) notes in its 2016 PQRS: Implementation Guide. PQRS is a quality reporting program ...