Most physicians are expected to opt for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, known as MIPS, rather than assume the downside risk of alternative payment models.
This is not a time for procrastinators as Medicare physician reimbursement undergoes its biggest change since its launch in 1965.
CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt will testify before a House Ways and Means subcommittee this week on the new reimbursement model for Medicare.
Physicians speaking at the American Hospital Association annual meeting Tuesday said smaller practices in particular will have trouble with tight deadlines and substantial infrastructure requirements.
Last year ushered in a bevy of new rules and regulations that are already affecting the healthcare industry. But 2016 is expected to be just as eventful.
The U.S. healthcare system is investing a lot of time, energy and money into the concept of value-based care, and a fascinating commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine hits that idea squarely in the gut.
Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, president and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association, discusses legislation repealing the sustainable growth-rate formula for physician payment, physician group readiness for ICD-10, and the effect of mergers and acquisitions among medical practices.
Dr. Troyen Brennan is executive vice president and chief medical officer at CVS Health Corp. Modern Healthcare recently talked with Brennan about CVS' decision to drop the sale of tobacco products at its stores, the growing role of retail clinics and the chain's mission to help patients manage...
With President Barack Obama's recent signing of legislation repealing the sustainable growth-rate formula for physician compensation and revising the Medicare qualified entity program, doctors will be paying more attention than ever to value.
WASHINGTON—The CMS paid out more than $380 million in incentive payments through its Physician Quality Reporting System and electronic-prescribing incentive programs, but more than 400,000 providers chose to accept pay cuts rather than participate in the quality reporting system.
Former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, 66, will be CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance, a Washington-based lobbying organization that advocates for the private Medicare Advantage industry.
The perennial doc fix debate is nearly history. The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to permanently repeal Medicare's despised sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors, ending more than a decade of legislative gridlock on the issue.