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May 27, 2016
Visit the new Quality Payment Program webpage from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the latest information on key milestones, training opportunities, and educational materials about the new approach to paying Medicare...
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May 27, 2016
Groups of two or more Eligible Professionals (EPs) can avoid the -2.0% CY 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) payment adjustment by meeting the satisfactory reporting criteria through the 2016 PQRS Group Reporting Option (GPRO). The...
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May 20, 2016
MACRA Small Practices Fact Sheet: The Quality Payment Program: Flexibilities and Support for Small Practices and Practices in Rural Areas and Health Professional Shortage Areas On April 27, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a...
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May 20, 2016
The Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (HCP-LAN) final draft patient attribution white paper, entitled Accelerating and Aligning Population-Based Payment Models: Patient Attribution , includes 10 recommendations for designating the...
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May 20, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Experience Report . This annual report provides data and trends on participation, incentive eligibility, incentive payments, and payment...
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May 13, 2016
The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling on doctors to avoid opioids, and preferably use non-pharmacologic therapy and non-opioid pharmacologic therapy. In an open letter to doctors, AMA President Steven Stack said physicians should avoid...
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May 13, 2016
A revised Transitional Care Management Services Fact Sheet is available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The fact sheet provides information about: Who can provide the service and supervision Settings, components, and...
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May 13, 2016
Physicians and teaching hospitals have until May 15 to voluntarily review data reported by drug and medical device makers about them for CY 2015, and, if necessary, dispute payments, before the data is made public on June 30, 2016. If you have never...
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May 6, 2016
On May 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the final Quality Measure Development Plan: Supporting the Transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) . CMS aims to...
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May 6, 2016
The Medicare Shared Savings Program Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) period is open for the January 1, 2017, program start date. The NOIA is available for: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) not currently participating in the program (initial...