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Friday Feb 16, 2018

Is your advanced alternative payment model recognized by CMS?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this month published a table displaying the APMs that it operates.


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Posted at 04:15PM Feb 16, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 12, 2018

Ten things to know as you prepare for 2017 MIPS reporting

Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period. Here are the top 10 things you need to do and know if you are an eligible clinician.


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Posted at 03:15PM Feb 12, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 10, 2017

Medicare payment news for 2018: the key takeaways

As 2017 draws to a close, the Medicare program is notifying physicians how they will be evaluated and paid for treating patients in 2018. In case you’re not an avid reader of the Federal Register (and most people aren’t), let’s go over some details.


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Posted at 04:15PM Nov 10, 2017 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Oct 13, 2017

In a small group? Combine with others now to participate in MIPS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says physicians in solo or small group practices have until Dec. 1 to formally notify Medicare that they are participating in a virtual group. These groups make it easier for small practices to participate fully in MIPS.


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Posted at 12:30PM Oct 13, 2017 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 20, 2017

What’s your Medicare quality report score? Find out here.

Individual physicians and groups can now access the latest results of their annual Physician Feedback report and Quality and Resource Use Report. They provide information on the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System and the 2016 Value-based Payment Modifier as well as if the physician or group will receive a 2018 payment adjustment under either program.


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Posted at 12:30PM Sep 20, 2017 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 05, 2017

Ask beneficiaries to designate you their primary clinician online

If you treat Medicare patients, you and your patients likely value the relationships you’ve formed. As Medicare continues to change how it reimburses physicians for beneficiary care, it would be helpful if the program knew about and honored those relationships, right?


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Posted at 11:45AM Sep 05, 2017 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 10, 2017

MIPS tops list of most burdensome regulations for group practices

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A new survey of group medical practices shows that while many physicians expect they will be able to meet at least the minimum requirements of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year, most see it as a huge burden that affects their ability to care for patients.


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Posted at 04:14PM Aug 10, 2017 by David Twiddy | Comments [0]

Wednesday Aug 09, 2017

QPP hardship application now open

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is now accepting applications from individual physicians and medical groups that believe they are due hardship exceptions from the Quality Payment Program for the 2017 transition year.


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Posted at 11:16AM Aug 09, 2017 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

Changes to 2018 Quality Payment Program aim to help participation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a series of changes in the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) that attempts to address some of the complaints from physicians that the original rules make participation in QPP difficult.


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Posted at 04:33PM Jun 21, 2017 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday May 25, 2017

Deadline approaches to join new MACRA payment model

Next week is the deadline to notify Medicare if your practice intends to participate in a new payment model aimed at helping practices, particularly smaller ones, meet the Quality Payment Program requirements under MACRA.


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Posted at 12:06PM May 25, 2017 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

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