The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has officially opened the data submission period for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in Year 2 (2018) of the Quality Payment Program.
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Communication from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its agencies, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ).
The HHS, & the CMS Innovation Center announced a new payment model for emergency ambulance services that aims to allow Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries to receive the most appropriate level of care at the right time and place with the potential for lower out-of-pocket costs.
New Innovations in Technology Promote Patient Access and Could Make Health Data Exchange a Reality for Millions
On Monday, February 11, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator released proposed rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.
CMS recently completed a large-scale effort to provide new Medicare cards without Social Security numbers to people with Medicare. The new cards support the agency’s work to protect personal identity and reduce fraud and abuse.
CMS recently updated the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center website based on user feedback. It is the one-stop shop for the most current resources to support electronic clinical quality improvement.
The Health Plan Identifier is designed to furnish a standard way to identify health plans in electronic transactions. The Health Plan Identifier is a standard, unique health plan identifier required by the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Check out these FAQs.
Pathways to Success – this new direction for the Shared Savings Program redesigns the participation options available under the program to encourage Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to transition to performance based risk more quickly and, for eligible ACOs, incrementally, to increase savings for the Trust Funds.
CMS Updates eCQM Resources for the 2019 Performance Period for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals
CMS has updated the list of eCQMs that are fully specified and are available to be used for the 2019 performance period in the Quality Payment Program, which were finalized in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule.
Access to Quality and Resource Use Reports and PQRS Feedback Reports Available Until December 31, 2018
The final performance period for the Value Modifier and PQRS programs was 2016 and the final payment adjustment year is 2018. Therefore, the Quality and Resource Use Reports and PQRS Feedback Reports will no longer be available after the end of 2018.
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