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2018 Quality Payment Program Resources Available on CMS.gov

2018-01-12T01:31:28+00:00 December 27th, 2017|MACRA|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently posted documents on CMS.gov that include the measures and activities for each of the four Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance categories in 2018. These resources include: 2018 Improvement Activities: Provides information about specific Improvement Activities and activity weights (medium vs. high). 2018 Quality Measures Specifications: Includes descriptions [...]

CMS Provides Excellent Online Self Help Website for MIPS & APM Programs

2017-12-27T13:55:58+00:00 December 27th, 2017|MACRA|

This is a site to bookmark and visit often. It is the place where CMS will communicate Quality Payment Program updates, allow you to check the eligibility status of your clinicians and provide helpful resources. https://qpp.cms.gov/

High Performance Bonus Money

2018-01-06T15:12:00+00:00 November 26th, 2017|MACRA|

Scoring beyond the 70th percentile allows access to substantially larger reimbursement. For clinicians/practices that have a composite score over 3% and under 69%, there will be no negative adjustment, but a possible positive adjustment. Since bonuses for this group will be determined based on a “zero sum” method, the more clinicians that do well and [...]

CMS Allows a Simple Way to Avoid Downward Payment Adjustments For 2017

2017-12-27T14:06:19+00:00 November 12th, 2017|MACRA|

Here is what you need to know… To avoid a downward adjustment in your reimbursement for 2017 performance year you can submit a minimum amount of data to Medicare. A minimum amount of data is defined as any one of the following: one quality measure one improvement activity the four required base measures for ACI [...]