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 ...
Continuing its efforts to educate healthcare providers and staff about the new Quality Payment Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted an online webinar on Oct. 26, entitled Quality Payment Program Overview. Topics were based on stakeholder feedback and included: What is the Quality Payment Program? Who participates? How does the Quality Payment Program work? ...
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 ...
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 ...
In MACRA
May 1st, 2016
Move over SGR. Quality performance and reporting payment methodology is replacing you. The sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula is gone, replaced by the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), signed into law April 16, 2015. Ironically, the SGR became unsustainable within a few years of its introduction. Nearly every year for the past decade and ...