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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

New CMS Policy in Effect for Quality Measures Impacted by ICD-10 Updates

Finalized in the CY 2018 QPP, the CMS established a new protocol for quality measures impacted by changes in ICD-10 coding.

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CMS Brings Health Plan Quality Ratings to All Exchanges

For the first time CMS will require the display of the five-star Quality Rating System available nationwide for health plans offered on the Health Insurance Exchanges beginning in the 2020 Open Enrollment Period.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

Innovation Center Hosts Office Hour on Primary Care First Model

The Innovation Center will be hosting office hours on August 6, 2019, at 12 pm ET on Primary Care First model payments.

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

CMS Releases CY 2020 PFS Proposed Rule

On July 29, 2019, CMS released the CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies (CMS-1715-P).

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2020 Medicaid and CHIP Core Set Open for Comments Through August 5

Recommendations for the 2020 Medicaid and CHIP Core Set are open through August 5.

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LAN Launches Roadmap APM Video Series

LAN launched a new educational video series covering the Roadmap for Driving High Performance in APMs.

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

CMS Releases 2019 Measure Development Plan Annual Report

CMS posted the 2019 Quality Measure Development Plan Annual Report.

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Quality Proposals from IRF, IPF and Hospice FY 2020 Payment Rules

CMS released proposed regulations for FY 2020 Medicare payment for IRF, IPF and Hospice.

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CMS Podcast on 2019 Quality Conference Now Available

CMS posted a podcast episode on the 2019 Quality Conference.

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Upcoming CMS MIPS Webinars on Facility-based Measurement and the PI Performance Category

CMS is holding two webinars on facility-based measurement and the PI performance category for MIPS.

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

Annual Call for MIPS Quality Measures is Open

CMS invites eligible clinicians, professional associations and medical associations to submit MIPS quality measures for consideration for future years.

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

CMS Solicits Recommendations on New Measure Sets for MIPS and Comments on Existing Measure Sets

CMS requests recommendations on new measure sets for the quality performance category and/or revisions to existing specialty measure sets for the quality performance category for program year 2020 of the MIPS program. Recommendations will be accepted until the close of business on Monday, February 11, 2019.

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CMS Hosts Webinar on ESRD Quality Incentive Program

CMS will host a webinar on January 15 from 2 to 3 pm ET on the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program.

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

Call for Comments: MIPS Outcome Measures

CMS is soliciting comments on two inpatient quality measures they are adapting for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Comments are due Jan 4, 2019.

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

QPP Developer Resource: CMS Open Sources Code for Developers that Calculates QPP Quality Measures from Claims Data

CMS open-sources QPP code responsible for calculating quality measures from Medicare claims data submitted by eligible clinicians via Quality Data Codes. This code is intended for developers interested in the calculation mechanism supporting QPP Claims to Quality.

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GAO Makes Appointments to PCORI Governing Board

GAO announces PCORI board member appointments.

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CMS Awards Funding for Quality Measure Development

CMS announces the selection of seven applicants to receive cooperative agreement awards through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Funding Opportunity: Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

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GAO Recommends that DOD Use Common Key Quality Measures

GAO recommends that for all providers, the DOD use common key quality measures, expand their range, and develop consistent performance standards and requirements.

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Upcoming CMS QPP Webinars

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a number of webinars on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) this week.

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Earn Improvement Activity Credit in 2018 for Participating in a Study on the Burden of Quality Measure Reporting

Clinicians and groups who are eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that participate successfully in the study will receive full credit for the 2018 MIPS Improvement Activities performance category.

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CMS Hosts Two-Part Webinar Series on Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a two-part webinar series that covers an introduction to quality measures, overview of the measure development process, how the public can get involved.

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2018 MIPS Measures and Activities Posted

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted documents for the measures and activities for each of the four Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance categories in 2018.

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CMS Launches Website to Submit 2017 QPP Data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that eligible clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) can begin submitting their 2017 performance data using a new data submission system on the QPP website. Eligible clinicians can use the web-based system to submit their 2017 QPP performance data during the 2017 submission period which…

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CMS Releases List of 22 Measures Under Consideration for the MIPS Program

As required by statute, on November 30, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a list of quality measures that are under consideration for Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs. Of the 32 measures on the list, 22 are being considered for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The release of…

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

Prior to Implementation of MACRA, Physician Groups Request CMS to Address Administrative Burden of Legacy Physician Quality Programs for 2018

On March 21, 2017, the American Medical Association and 86 state and specialty medical societies submitted a letter requesting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reduce the administrative burden and provide for hardship exemptions for the three legacy physician quality programs: Meaningful Use (MU), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Value-based Modifier (VM) in…

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

CMS Posts Updated eCQM Table

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently posted an updated electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) table on its website. In an effort to improve alignment of the eCQMs with current quality initiatives, this update removes the previous meaningful use domains and now aligns the measures with the domains listed in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and…

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

CMS Opens Call for Measures and Activities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the submission period of the Annual Call for Measures and Activities for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program.

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

CMS Hosts Call: Transitioning from PQRS to MIPS

CMS is hosting a conference call on Tuesday, January 24 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET on how to complete the final reporting period for the legacy Medicare quality reporting programs and transitioning to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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CMS and ONC Release RFI on Quality Reporting

CMS and ONC Release RFI on Quality Reporting.  

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