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Thursday Apr 22, 2021

CMS innovation center to end CPC+ alternative payment model for all participants this year

The model was previously scheduled to end this year for participants who joined in 2017, but not until a year later for those who joined in 2018.


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Posted at 11:45PM Apr 22, 2021 by Kate Freeman | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 18, 2021

Primary Care First alternative payment model applications open, deadline in April

The Primary Care First model offers a multi-payer system for practices ready to take on more risk through payments based on utilization and outcomes.


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Posted at 11:45PM Mar 18, 2021 by Kate Freeman | Comments [0]

Monday Dec 07, 2020

Regulatory relief coming for Stark and anti-kickback self-referral laws

The changes include new safe harbor protections for coordinated care and value-based payment arrangements.


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Posted at 11:45PM Dec 07, 2020 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 07, 2020

Will Medicare give you a pay bump next year? Check your MIPS score

Physicians and practices can now access their 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System feedback and final score through the Quality Payment Program website.


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Posted at 03:45PM Aug 07, 2020 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 30, 2020

CMS again offers QPP data reporting relief, but this time it's not automatic

Practices participating in MIPS that have been significantly impacted by the public health emergency can apply for the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception.


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Posted at 10:30AM Jun 30, 2020 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019

Is your MIPS score/Medicare payment adjustment incorrect? Time is running out to request a review

Physicians must submit a targeted review request by Sept. 30, 2019, if they feel their 2018 MIPS final score/2020 MIPS payment adjustments are incorrect.


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Posted at 01:00PM Sep 10, 2019 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 17, 2018

CMS updates MIPS final scores, extends review deadline

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has released updated final scores for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period.


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Posted at 04:45PM Sep 17, 2018 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 31, 2018

Still time to request review of your MIPS final score

If you believe Medicare has made an error in your 2019 MIPS payment adjustment calculation, you have only a few more weeks to request a targeted review.


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Posted at 02:00PM Aug 31, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 06, 2018

QPP feedback reports now available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released feedback reports telling eligible physicians and practice groups how they did during the first full year of complying with the Quality Payment Program.


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Posted at 09:00AM Jul 06, 2018 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Friday Jun 29, 2018

QPP websites updated to streamline eligibility checks, review measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its Quality Payment Program participation tool and QPP website to make it easier to check eligibility and review quality measure data.


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Posted at 02:00PM Jun 29, 2018 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

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