CMS Launches New Online MIPS Tool

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to help healthcare providers to determine whether they must take part in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program – better known as MIPS. The new Medicare reimbursement program is central to the Quality Payment Program, which intends to shift reimbursement away from the volume of services provided […]

Long-awaited rule for Quality Payment Program unveiled

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently issued its long-awaited final rule on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The new rule is designed to move the healthcare industry away from a volume-based system to value-based care models. (Read: see fewer patients, provide better quality […]

CMS unveils new Medicare payment proposal

On April 27, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released, for public comment, proposed changes to how Medicare will pay providers. The proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), enacted a year ago by Congress, eliminates the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for setting reimbursement rates and simplifies many of […]