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Quality Payment Program: Participation Status Tool Includes 2018 Data Snapshot

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:04
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Alternative Payment Models (APM), Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Practice Management, Practitioners CMS updated the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool to include 2018 Qualifying Alternative Payment Model (APM) Participant (QP) and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) APM status. The tool is updated...

CMS Issues Proposed Rule on Medicare Shared Savings Program

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:00
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Practice Management, Practitioners On August 9, CMS issued a proposed rule that would set a new direction for the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Referred to as “Pathways to Success,” this proposed new direction for the program would redesign the participation options available to: Encourage Accountable Care...

AMDA and CMS Schedule Webinar on 2019 Quality Payment Program

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:55
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Alternative Payment Models (APM), Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Practice Management, Practitioners Senior Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officials will present a webinar on August 23 (time TBD) detailing requirements of the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) as well as the proposed changes for the 2019 program. Free for Society members, the webinar will detail reporting...

Application Period Begins for Participation in the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Incentive Arrangement Demonstration

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:52
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Alternative Payment Models (APM), Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Practitioners The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now accepting applications for participation in the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Incentive Arrangement (MAQI) Demonstration. The MAQI Demonstration is designed to test whether exempting Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)-...

Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Understanding 3 Key Topics Listening Session from CMS — August 22

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:50
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Coding, Reimbursement, & Documentation, Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Practitioners Proposed changes to the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule would increase the amount of time doctors and other clinicians spend with their patients by reducing the burden of Medicare paperwork. During this listening session on Wednesday, August 22, from 1:30 to 3 pm, Centers for Medicare and...

Quality Payment Program: 2017 MIPS Performance Feedback and Payment Adjustment

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:47
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP) If you submitted 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website, go online to view your performance feedback and MIPS final score. Log in using your Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM)...

Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Applications Due by December 31

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:44
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practitioners The 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Exception Applications for the Merit-based Incentive System (MIPS) Promoting Interoperability performance category and for Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances are available. Submit a hardship exception ...

CMS to Host Webinar on MIPS Quality Performance Category for Year 2 (2018) on August 6

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:05
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Program Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Practitioners CMS officials will host a webinar outlining requirements for quality reporting under the 2018 (Year 2) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) on Monday, August 6, from 1-2 pm. The webinar will cover topics including category requirements, scoring details, and data submission mechanisms....

CMS Issues Final Rule Implementing Major Changes to SNF PPS

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:02
Health Policy Skilled Nursing Care, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Practitioners On July 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule outlining...

Upcoming MIPS Webinars from CMS

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 14:50
Health Policy Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Payment, Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Practice Management, Practitioners Here are a few upcoming webinars on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): ·MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category Year 2 Overview Wednesday, August 1, 1-2 pm ET Topics include category requirements, scoring...

SNF QRP Non-Compliance Letters: Request for Reconsideration by August 7

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 14:48
Health Policy Skilled Nursing Care, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Practitioners The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided notifications to facilities that were determined to be out of compliance with Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) requirements for CY 2017. This will impact your FY 2019 Annual Payment Update. Non-...

House Passes Health Workforce Training Bills

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 14:44
Health Policy End-of-Life Care, Palliative Care, Practitioners This week the House of Representatives passed four bills to provide health care workforce training and medical education: H.R. 1676, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to train...