The 11-member Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee(PTAC) established by MACRA to consider whether models submitted by stakeholders qualify as Medicare alternative payment models voted to move forward on proposals for two alternative payment models for review by the HHS secretary. One model, the Patient and Caregiver Support for Serious Illness model, was submitted by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The second model is the Advanced Care Model … [Read more...] about Two new proposals address alternative payment models for patients in Palliative Care.
CMS Launches Data Submission System for Clinicians in the Quality Payment Program
In a press release, CMS announced that doctors and other eligible clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program can begin submitting their 2017 performance data using a new system on the Quality Payment Program website (qpp.cms.gov). The Quality Payment Program has two tracks you can choose:Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) orThe Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)The data submission system is an improvement from the former systems under the CMS legacy programs, which … [Read more...] about CMS Launches Data Submission System for Clinicians in the Quality Payment Program
Major Health Groups Chime in on Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Payment System
MACRA now in its first year of implementation in 2017, has established a new framework for physician payment focused on quality and value using two distinct payment paths. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) includes the following pathways: the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive program. MACRA replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that gave the ability to determine Medicare … [Read more...] about Major Health Groups Chime in on Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Payment System