In CMS
Nov 6th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued, Nov. 2,  a final rule with comment period for payment and policy updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) in 2018 and beyond. Conjointly, CMS issued an interim final rule with comment period to address the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances that occurred this year, which may have impeded affected clinicians’ performance ...
In the 2018 Quality Payment Program proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on June 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that approximately 572,000 clinicians will be required to submit data under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in the second performance year. CMS estimates that between 180,000 and 245,000 of ...
Physicians need wonder no more whether they’ll don the honor of Qualifying Participant (QP) in an Advanced Alternate Payment Model (APM), this year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced over the weekend predictive QP status for 2017 Advanced APMs. CMS predicts nearly 100 percent of eligible clinicians in the following Advanced APMs will be ...
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...
In MACRA
May 3rd, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing the way Medicare will pay clinicians in the near future. With the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the replacement of the sustainable growth rate (SGR), clinicians will be paid by participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System ...