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AMGA Seeks End of MIPS Exclusions to Promote Value-Based Care

February 5, 2019 - AMGA is calling on Congress to implement MACRA and the Quality Payment Program it introduced fully, beginning with the elimination of exclusions from the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that exempted more than half of eligible clinicians. “MIPS was designed as a viable transition tool to value-based payment in the Medicare program, where providers would be rewarded...


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93% of MIPS Eligible Clinicians Earned Federal Incentives in 2017

by Kate Monica

Ninety-three percent of eligible clinicians that participated in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) earned positive payment adjustments for their performance in 2017. CMS released...

CMS Correcting Errors in 2017 MIPS Final Score Calculations

by Kate Monica

CMS has extended its targeted review process to October 15 to allow eligible clinicians, groups, and those participating in certain alternative payment models (APMs) to closely look over their 2017 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System...

Supporting the Independent Practice in a Value-Based Care System

by Kate Monica

Value-based care is touted as a way of incentivizing providers to achieve the triple aim: delivering high quality care, improving population health management, and lowering healthcare costs. While shifting from a fee-for-service model to...

CMS Seeks Public Comment to Reduce Stark Law Regulatory Burden

by Kate Monica

CMS issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment and recommendations about ways the federal agency can reduce the regulatory burden associated with the physician self-referral law (Stark Law). The federal agency is...

CMS Updates 2018 MIPS Participation Status Lookup Tool

by Kate Monica

Clinicians can now look up their Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation status through a simplified online lookup tool, CMS officials announced today during a webinar on participation criteria for the second year of the...

AHA Advises MedPAC on Implementing MACRA, MIPS, APM Policies

by Kate Monica

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has submitted a list of policy proposals to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) regarding implementing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Alternative Payment Models (APMs)...

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