PFS/MACRA/QPP

Jul 13, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 12 issued a proposed rule that would update physician fee schedule payments for calendar year 2019. The rule also included several proposals to implement year three of the quality payment program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP…
Jun 1, 2018
Ninety-one percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System participated in the first year of the Quality Payment Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported yesterday. In addition, the submission rates for Accountable Care Organizations and…
May 30, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently opened the advanced alternative payment model module for Medicare Advantage plans. The module will allow Medicare plans to request that their payment arrangements receive “an other payer advanced APM determination” as part of the Quality…
Apr 18, 2018
Clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System may apply through April 30 to participate in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services study on the burdens associated with reporting MIPS quality measures in 2018, the agency said today. CMS expects the study to begin this…
Apr 9, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released an updated tool to help clinicians determine if they must participate this year in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, one of two payment pathways for clinicians under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.…
Mar 30, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended to April 3 at 8 p.m. ET the deadline for clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, including those participating in the Advancing Care Information performance category, to submit their 2017 performance…
Mar 23, 2018
Clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System must submit their 2017 performance data by March 31, including those participating in the Advancing Care Information performance category. For more on the ACI requirements, which relate to electronic exchange of information using…
Mar 21, 2018
The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee is holding a hearing this afternoon on implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which features witnesses from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Now entering its second year, MACRA’s Quality Payment…
Mar 21, 2018
Statement of the American Hospital Association before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives on Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) on March 21, 2018
The American Hospital Association (AHA) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the implementation of alternative payment models (APMs) in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Now entering its second year, the MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) continues…
Mar 14, 2018
The second year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) began on Jan. 1. Yet last month, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted to recommend that Congress repeal the MIPS and replace it with a new “…