AMGA board members asked lawmakers to overturn or scale back a CMS policy that allows thousands of physician practices to opt out of MACRA.
The CMS said 91% of clinicians eligible for MIPS submitted data by the April 3 deadline. Even with that success, thousands of clinicians will still face reimbursement cuts for failing to meet MIPS requirements.
Several medical associations blasted a value-based payment system created by MACRA for potentially causing harm to patients and sparking millions of dollars in financial penalties for providers.
The CMS is gearing up to inform providers whether they must comply with MACRA, but clinicians are bristling both at the agency's timeline for sharing the information and its notification plans.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission wants Congress to scrap the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System for physicians, better known as MIPS, and replace it with a voluntary program. They want to ditch one before it's even been tried.
The CMS wants to partner with providers and others to create new quality measures that will track whether certain care is leading to better patient outcomes.
The CMS wants to launch a study this spring to track the burdens associated with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and how it can address them.
Both the House and Senate versions of a two-year budget deal aim to slow down federal efforts to hold providers accountable for reducing Medicare costs. Physicians had complained MIPS was moving too fast.
As healthcare grows more complex and technology-reliant in the push to value-based care, independent practice providers are looking to ACOs as a way to adapt to changes while also keeping their autonomy.
Relatively few physicians think accountable care organizations and bundled-payment models will drive down costs and improve quality of care, a new Leavitt Partners survey found.
Facing potentially millions of dollars in fines, doctors around the country are waiting to find out if they must report quality data under a new quality system outlined in MACRA.
CMS' new voluntary bundled-payment model appeals to health systems and doctors because of the potential to reap financial bonuses and the flexibility to choose from many clinical episodes, industry stakeholders say.