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.
About 91% of the ACOs in non-risk bearing tracks in 2016 would have saved an additional $966 million overall if they were in a contract with downside risk, according to an Avalere Health analysis released Thursday.
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.
The CMS has unveiled a new voluntary bundled-payment model that will be considered an advanced alternative payment model under MACRA.
Large health systems and hospital chains are urging the CMS to give them the same opportunities as small practices to more easily comply with MACRA.
The clock is officially ticking for clinicians hoping to earn a bonus under the Quality Payment Program in 2018. The program will reward clinicians who make the leap to a 2015-certified electronic health record system.