In CMS
Dec 28th, 2018
Will the latest regulations governing accountable care organizations (ACO) deliver favorable results for all? The Pathways to Success final rule, released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Dec. 21, 2018, offers several new participation options and flexibility to healthcare organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Participation options are meant ...
In CMS
Dec 22nd, 2017
2017 was a rough year. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria battered parts of Florida and devastated Puerto Rico. Wildfires destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres in Northern California. And the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a new payment system tied to improved health outcomes and reduced spending — two things that are impossible to control in ...
Oct 25th, 2016
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt points to the agency’s recent MACRA final rule as an example of how it’s listening to healthcare stakeholders. His comments were made in a recent blog. The final rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of of 2015 (MACRA), released Oct. 14, ...
Oct 25th, 2016
The ink on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternate Payment Model (APM) final rule is barely dry and already the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making good on their promise to establish additional opportunities for eligible clinicians to join APMs. CMS announced today that it expects to re-open applications for ...
Oct 20th, 2015
As a child, you learn that actions have consequences. The adult world is no different. Your practice’s quality reporting practices in 2015 will have a considerable effect on your Medicare revenue in 2017. Individual eligible physicians and group physician practices must report quality measures on time during the 2015 reporting period to avoid the 2017 ...