The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request for comments on the information collected for the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive Demonstration (MAQI). CMS will be collecting and reviewing information about Medicare Advantage arrangements to determine whether clinicians meet the demonstration’s conditions for waivers from the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and its related payment adjustments. CMS announced the MAQI demonstration last year as an additional option for clinicians with significant risk contracting in Medicare Advantage to avoid a MIPS adjustment.
The Federal Register notice and comment instructions are available here. Comments are due on September 24, 2019.
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