The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Calendar Year (CY) 2020 FINAL Rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). The MPFS dictates Medicare rates and policies under Part B, while the Quality Payment Program (QPP) implements two key va...

October 31, 2018

If you’re interested in forming a virtual group for the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year, the election period is now open. To form a virtual group, you must follow an election process and submit your election to CMS via e-mail by Decemb...

Wikipedia defines undertow as “the under-current which is moving offshore when waves are approaching the shore.” The eye is deceived by focusing on the waves coming in and does not see the strong counter current ready to catch you by surprise. The danger is in the unex...

Seems like we’ve been waiting for this a long, long time. All these MACRA/MIPS mileposts and deadlines have come and gone. The rear-view mirror shows where we’ve been, but what lies ahead?

Here is what CMS tell us:

  • The data submission period for the 2017 Merit-based...

February 27, 2018

Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your data. Submit early and often. The two key dates are:

  • March 16 at 8 pm Eastern time...

When the 2017 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Final Rule was released fall 2016, it was branded as a “transition” year. It truly is a transition allowing increased flexibility and limited opportunity to fail. For 2017, CMS estimated only 8....

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