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Physician groups warn MIPS could harm patients, doctors

Physician groups warn MIPS could harm patients, doctors

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 19, 2018

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.

Editorial: Second thoughts on physician pay reform

Editorial: Second thoughts on physician pay reform

By Merrill Goozner  |  March 17, 2018

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.

CMS looks to study MIPS burdens on clinicians

CMS looks to study MIPS burdens on clinicians

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 23, 2018

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.

Independent-minded physicians turn to ACOs

Independent-minded physicians turn to ACOs

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 03, 2018

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.

Docs left in the dark again about MIPS requirements

Docs left in the dark again about MIPS requirements

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 23, 2018

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.

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