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...

August 7, 2019

CMS released its proposed policies for the 2020 performance year of the Quality Payment Program via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
Key proposals for 2020 performance year of the Quality Payment Program include:

  • Increa...

With Q2 well under way, we’re taking stock of 2018 successes and challenges here at SA Ignite. As my colleague Leslie Athmer mentioned in her recent blog post, we submitted MIPS data for nearly 10,000 clinicians, earning an average score of 94% in the three categories...

I often get asked what the biggest concerns are for organizations participating in MIPS. For the 2019 performance year, one of the biggest concerns is the unknowns with the Cost category. Because there are so many unknowns with this category, I’ll try to focus on what...

February 6, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the “Explore Measures” tool on the Quality Payment Program website for the 2019 performance period. The website now includes 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures and activities...

Back in August I wrote a post entitled, “MIPS and EHR Certification: Most Asked Question”. The issue at hand was when did MIPS eligible providers need to be using 2015 Edition Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). Some voices had expressed hope that th...

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