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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through CMS, announced and sought input on a new “International Pricing Index” (IPI) payment model to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs.
The final 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule released. And CMS finalized innovative changes to the Medicare payment rules for Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies and the End-Stage Renal Disease programs.
In a proposed rule issued, CMS took action to build upon the Administration’s ongoing efforts to modernize the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs, which provide seniors with Medicare health and prescription drug coverage through private plans.
This fact sheet contains information about the inaugural release of the SNF QRP data on the Nursing Home Compare website that occurred on October 24, 2018.
If you’re interested in forming a virtual group for the 2019 MIPS performance year, the election period is now open. To form a virtual group, you must follow an election process and submit your election to CMS via e-mail by December 31, 2018.
CMS announced that 1,299 entities have signed agreements with the agency to participate in the Administration’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement – Advanced (BPCI Advanced) Model.
CMS started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 6 states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
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