With the first year of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) already well underway, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began sending out MIPS Participation Status Letters in April. The letters were sent to each Eligible Clinician (EC) associated with a group Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). An EC can also check the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) web site to determine his or her eligibility. The letter and web site contain general information about participation in MIPS, along with email and telephone contact information that should be used if a provider feels his or her status is incorrect.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) June Report to the Congress addresses (among other things) issues it sees with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) — one of two paths in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program, and a provision of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). “As […]
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By now everyone involved in billing Medicare for physician services should be aware of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that will be in effect for payments in 2019 based on data submitted in 2017. The new system was outlined in our recent article Medicare Quality Reporting Rules are Changing. The regulations that will govern the new system will not be finalized until later this year, but radiology practices will benefit from preparing as early as possible to capture the data they will need to report under the new system.