The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed revisions to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for 2017, thus beginning the annual cycle of review, comment, planning and preparation that goes along with this release. Missing from this year’s proposed rule are provisions related to the Medicare quality reporting programs (PQRS, VM, MU-EHR*) that have been a large part of the rule in recent years.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance to states and manufacturers regarding participation in value based purchasing (VBP) arrangements. The guidance also encourages states to participate in such arrangements as a means to address, as well as offset, higher cost drug treatments.
This guidance has been released through State Release #176 and Manufacturer Release #99, which are available for download by clicking here.
If you have any questions regarding the states and/or drug manufacturer releases, email MDROperations@cms.hhs.gov.