CMS Discontinues MAQI Demonstration - McDermott+Consulting

CMS Discontinues MAQI Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration will be discontinued due to the low rates of participation. Therefore, CMS will not be accepting applications for MAQI for 2019.

The MAQI Demonstration was designed to test whether exempting Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)-eligible clinicians who participate to a sufficient degree in certain payment arrangements with Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) from the MIPS reporting requirements and payment adjustments will increase or maintain participation in payment arrangements similar to Advanced Alternative Payment Models with MAOs and change the manner in which clinicians deliver care.

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