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Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Website Retires in March 2019

March 22nd, 2019|

 

The PQRS program ended on December 31, 2018, and CMS is retiring the website on March 29, 2019. All of the posted resources currently on the website will no longer be available after March 29, 2019. Please download or read any educational materials on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) website before it retires.

2018 MIPS Playbook Ready for Download

May 25th, 2018|

2018 MIPS Playbook Ready for Download
A new resource is now available to help family physicians get engaged with — and succeed in — the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS), one track of CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP).

The 2018 MIPS Playbook is available to American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) members free of charge.  This playbook

CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3 at 8 PM EDT

March 29th, 2018|

CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3 at 8 PM EDT

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If you’re an eligible clinician participating in the Quality Payment Program, you now

New Version of the Important Message from Medicare Form

July 25th, 2017|

New Version of the Important Message from Medicare Form
On June 7, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted new versions of the Important Message from Medicare (IM) form (CMS-R-193) and the Detailed Notice of Discharge (DND) form (CMS 10066) on the Beneficiary Notices Initiative webpage. The associated instructions for use are also available.

The

Quality Payment Program 2017 MIPS Online Course

July 25th, 2017|

Now Available: Accredited Online Course – Quality Payment Program 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Improvement Activities Performance Category
A new, online and self-paced overview course on the Quality Payment Program is now available through the MLN Learning Management System. Learners will receive information on:

The Improvement Activities performance category requirements, and how this category fits into

CMS Launches New Online Tool to Make Quality Payment Program Easier for Clinicians

November 17th, 2016|

CMS Launches New Online Tool to Make Quality Payment Program Easier for Clinicians
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a tool to share automatically electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program. This new release is the first in a series that will be part of CMS’s ongoing efforts to spur the

Submit an Informal Review for 2017 Physician Quality Reporting System Results Before November 30, 2016

November 1st, 2016|

Submit an Informal Review for 2017 Physician Quality Reporting System Results Before November 30, 2016
In 2017, CMS will apply a downward payment adjustment to those who did not satisfactorily report PQRS in 2015 including:

Individual eligible professionals (EPs)
Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) practice sites
PQRS group practices
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

If you have any

CMS announces additional opportunities for clinicians to join innovative care approaches under the Quality Payment Program

October 25th, 2016|

CMS announces additional opportunities for clinicians to join innovative care approaches under the Quality Payment Program

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new opportunities for clinicians to join Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) developed by the CMS Innovation Center to improve care and potentially earn an incentive payment under the Quality

2015 Supplemental Quality and Resource Use Reports are Available

October 18th, 2016|

2015 Supplemental Quality and Resource Use Reports are Available
On October 17, 2016, CMS made available the 2015 Supplemental Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs). Supplemental QRURs are for informational purposes only and complement the per capita cost and quality information provided in the 2015 Annual QRURs. The information contained in the Supplemental QRURs is

HHS finalizes streamlined Medicare payment system that rewards clinicians for quality patient care

October 14th, 2016|

HHS finalizes streamlined Medicare payment system that rewards clinicians for quality patient care
MACRA rule will accelerate health care system’s shift toward value

Today, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) finalized a landmark new payment system for Medicare clinicians that will continue the Administration’s progress in reforming how the health care system pays for care. The Medicare

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