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CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new and updated materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 MIPS Data Validation Criteria
This document lists the 2020 criteria used to ...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 MIPS Quick Start Guide
This guide highlights key program requirements for providers to p...

March 31 Deadline for MIPS Data Submission

The deadline for eligible clinicians to submit 2019 performance year data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is March 31 at 8:00 PM (EDT). All MIPS data must be submitted through the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website using a clin...

Deadline to Submit Promoting Interoperability CY 2019 Data: March 2

The deadline for hospitals to submit registration and meaningful use attestations for the Promoting Interoperability program for the 2019 performance year is March 2, 2020. All information can be submitted through the QualityNet Secure Portal. The C...

CMS Announces Plan to Consolidate Physician Compare Tools

Seema Verma, the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced in a blog post the agency’s plan to consolidate its eight current consumer-facing Medicare quality databases to one comprehensive tool for beneficiar...

CMS Updates Open Payment Data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Open Payment dataset. This January update includes resolutions for disputed data and other record updates. However, CMS notes records that were submitted for the first time after Ma...

Data-Driven Quality Improvement Strategies Highlighted in Accountable Health Communities Model Case Study

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a case study describing how St. Joseph’s Hospital Health System (St. Joseph), a participant in an Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model, leveraged data to implement quality improvemen...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • MIPS Data Validation and Audit Overview

This resource provides...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2018 QPP Participation Results Infographic

This resource is a ...

MedPAC Releases 2019 Health Care Spending Data Book

On Friday, July 19, 2019, the Medicare Payment and Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released their 2019 Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program data book. The MedPAC Data Book provides information on national health care and Medicare spend...

CMS Updates Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard

On July 18, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) updated the data within the Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Scorecard. The Scorecard, released for the first time last year, is a component of the Trump Admin...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2020 Self-Nomination Toolkit for QCDRs and Registries

Contains...

CMS Releases Additional Data Related to Risk Adjustment Data Validation Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released additional materials, including study data, related to a previous proposed rule regarding Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audits.  In November 2019, CMS proposed a rule that would ...

2018 Open Payments Data Now Available

On Friday, June 28, 2019 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released 2018 Open Payments data, which covers transactions data collected from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Open Payments is a national disclosure program t...

MIPS Data Validation and Audits to Begin June 2019 for Performance Years 2017 and 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct data validation and audits of a select number of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians for performance years 2017 and 2018. Data validation and audits help en...

Executive Order Calls for Greater Alignment of Quality Measures and Data Reporting Across Programs

On June 24, President Trump signed the executive order “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Health Care to Put Patients First.” The executive order, which is consistent with previous Administration policies and priorities, focuse...

New Resource on the 2019 Qualifying APM Participant Methodology

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new 2019 Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participants (QPs) Methodology Fact Sheet for the 2019 performance year. This release is specific to participants in Alternative Payments Mo...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uploaded new materials to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2019 MIPS Data Validation Criteria

Lists the 2019 criteria use...

ONC Releases Data Brief on Use of Electronic Records by Office-Based Physicians

As required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) recently released a report on the use of electronic records by office-based physicians. Overall the report found that interoperabili...

CMS Hosts Webinar on the MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category on May 23

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 23 from 1 to 2 pm ET to provide an overview of the Improvement Activities performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2019. CMS...

CMS Issues Final Rule for the 2020 Annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

On April 18, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for the 2020 benefit year, also known as the 2020 Payment Notice.  The rule reduces user fees for plans offere...

HHS Announces CHPL Data Challenge Winners

The US Department of Health and Humans Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the winners of the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data Challenge. Winning submissions to the cha...

CMS Updates QPP Resources

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has uploaded a number of new resources to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Library:

  • 2018 MIPS Automatic Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy fact sheet
  • MI...

    CMS Releases 2017 MSSP ACO Performance Data

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) released a data set showing how Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) performed in 2017.  Analysis of the data showed that ACOs saved $314 million for Medicare.  The results come as CM...