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Alternative Payment Models

MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Flexibilities Extended for 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is automatically applying its extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all MIPS eligible clinicians for the 2020 performance period. The agency also is reopening the MIPS EUC application for individual MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, virtual groups, and Alternative Payment Model Entities through March 31, 2021. READ MORE

Eligibility, Hardship Exemptions, and Special Status: Decoding the Vocabulary of MIPS

As more and more details of the MIPS program are distributed, it would be easy for providers to get confused about the difference between phrases like “special status,” “eligibility requirements,” and “hardship exemptions.” So what does “special status” mean? Who qualifies for a hardship exemption? And are you even eligible to participate in the program? READ MORE

The High Cost of Quality Reporting

Back in mid-March, dozens of healthcare organizations sent a letter to newly-confirmed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma urging the federal government to reduce the burden and penalties associated with quality reporting. But just how high are those costs? READ MORE

The Role of Anesthesia Data in the Age of Value-Based Care

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continue to hash out the details of the new MACRA Quality Payment Program, one thing is becoming clearer and clearer: in order for anesthesiologists, or any physicians for that matter, to survive in this new age of value-based care, they must begin to take their clinical and practice data much more seriously. READ MORE

MACRA’s Quality Payment Program for Small Practices

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reaching out to small practices to ensure their success under MACRA, while also backing away from earlier estimates that most solo practitioners or clinicians in groups of 24 or less would likely incur penalties in 2019 under the new payment system. READ MORE

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