The data submission period for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) closed on April 3, 2018. CMS is currently in the process of reviewing all the data submitted. Preliminary Performance Feedback Data for MIPS is now available.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently posted the following 2018 Patient-Facing Encounters resources on the CMS website:
Register for Medicare Learning Network events. As part of the broader HHS commitment to improving the Medicare appeals process, CMS made available the Low Volume Appeals (LVA) settlement option on February 5, 2018.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a partnership to share data, data analytics tools and best practices for identifying and preventing fraud, waste and abuse.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced.
CMS has recently posted the lists of approved Qualified Registries and Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) for 2018 & documents that include the measures and activities for each of the four Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance categories in 2018.
CMS finalized the cancellation of the mandatory hip fracture and cardiac bundled payment models that were to be operated by the CMS Innovation Center and implemented changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model.
Providers and health plans use a variety of different formats for conducting electronic transactions. HIPAA Administrative Simplification transaction standards work towards reducing the variable formats, making it easier for data to be shared and transferred.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the 2018 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs.
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