Physicians complain that a "severe delay" in updating the CMS Quality Payment Program interactive website, and other eligibility notification breakdowns have left them "in the dark on their status."
The head of Medicare testified that addressing restrictions designed to prevent fraud and abuse among physicians is ‘an important piece’ of the push for value-based healthcare delivery.
CMS recently announced a new version of its bundled payments program, with more incentives to participate. Doctors can qualify for higher payments under MACRA, an advantage for hospitals looking to affiliate with physician groups.
Because the BCPI Advanced program qualifies as an advanced APM, participants could have access to MACRA’s potential risks and added rewards.
Although CMS sought to improve flexibility and simplicity for physicians, a physician advocacy group says the results are mixed and that more work needs to be done.
AMGA, ACP, and CAPG note plusses and minuses of the final MACRA rule; groups optimistic that CMS will listen to their concerns.
Physicians should use this transition year to take advantage of resources to help them comply with MACRA and get started if they haven't already, the AMA president says.
Physician practices may begin data collection as late as December 31 and still avoid the negative payment adjustment.
American Medical Group Association, American Hospital Association, weigh in on Medicare’s proposed rule.
One in five groups participating in MIPS plan to report the minimum amount of data to avoid a penalty in 2019.