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McDermottPlus Check-Up: November 9, 2018

This Week’s Diagnoses: Was the election only four days ago? Tuesday brought change to Congress. While a handful of races have yet to be called, Democrats will take charge of the House of Representatives, while Republicans will retain control of the Senate come January 2019. We have a full breakdown of what the election results…

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CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Physician Payment in 2019

On July 12, 2018, CMS released the CY 2019 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B, which includes proposals related to Medicare physician payment and the Quality Payment Program. Read our top 10 takeaways from the rule here.

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CMS Advances MACRA Medicare Advantage APM Demonstration

The Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive demonstration would waive Merit-Based Incentive Payment System requirements for clinicians taking sufficient risk in contracts with Medicare Advantage plans. The agency seeks comments on the information collection burdens associated with this demonstration that is under consideration for formal approval. More information on the request for comments is available…

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Top Five Issues to Watch in the 2019 QPP Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is scheduled to release the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule shortly. For the first time it is expected to be combined with the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which generally is released on or around July 1. Our top five issues to watch in…

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MACRA Final Rule Released: CMS Establishes 2017 as Transition Year for QPP

CMS finalized policies for 2017 that will offer providers more flexibility and opportunity to meet requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015.

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