The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 performance year is now available on the Quality Payment Program website. Determine if You Are Exempt Clinicians who are eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year, but are not able to fulfill the Advancing Care Information performance category, for one ...
Aug 2nd, 2017
Hospices that are successful quality reporters will fair better. CMS filed a final rule in the Federal Register on Aug. 1, updating the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018). The final rule includes new quality measures and provides an update on ...
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 ...
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Jul 11th, 2017
A proposed rule, released July 5, sets the groundwork for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to update and revise the End-stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (ESRD PPS) and update the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury (AKI) for 2018; as well as to ...
Jun 29th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) filed a proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 20 for year two of the Quality Payment Program. The agency quickly followed up on June 26 with a webinar to provide a digestible overview of the major provisions in the 1,058-page document. The Medicare Access and ...