"MIPS in 8 Minutes" from Matt Callahan, DO from Main Line Gastroenterology Associates in Malvern, PA
Physician voice shapes Medicare pay reform final rule
With the issuance of its final rule on MACRA, CMS has created a new Medicare payment system called the Quality Payment Program (QPP). There is still work to be done to improve the QPP, but it appears that we are off to a strong start. CMS' revisions will allow for a reasonably paced progression into the program so that physician practices can learn and adjust over time.
Issues to Consider When It Comes to MACRA Implementation
The Quality Payment Program — which includes the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) — signals a major transformation in health care. One only needs to examine the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) own estimates to understand the magnitude the proposed rule represents.
CMS launches long-term effort to improve physician engagement
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new initiative to improve the physician experience with the Medicare program.
Cigna says it will end prior authorization for MAT
National health insurance carrier Cigna will end the use of prior authorization for medications used to treat opioid use disorder.
NCVHS recommendations reflect AMA advocacy on administrative simplification. In order to reduce administrative burdens and financial waste in the health care system, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) created standard electronic transactions for use in the exchange of information between providers and health plans.