Last week was a difficult week. My 5-year old gave herself a new haircut (which involved very short bangs) and we found that she is allergic to peanut butter. Both discoveries involved a lot of tears … [Read more...]
A Summary of the 2018 MACRA Proposed Rule
Fireworks started early this year in Washington. Not only did the Senate reveal a draft of the healthcare reform plan, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also unveiled another … [Read more...]
MACRA: The Lesser of 2 Evils?
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending our annual Fresenius Medical Care Medical Directors meeting. The meeting was well attended and the participants were actively engaged. The MACRA … [Read more...]
To QP, or Not to QP: Is That the Question?
Yes, I know Mr. Shakespeare would not be happy with that title, but on this first day of May I am afraid we are going to be revisiting that famous soliloquy from Hamlet as we unpack the long-awaited … [Read more...]
What Will Happen to MACRA Under a Trump Administration?
It’s President’s Day! While doing some quick research, I concluded that some consider today a day to recognize all presidents, past and present. Others consider it a celebration of certain key … [Read more...]
Quality Benchmarks: How to Estimate Your MIPS Quality Score
I was going to write about something other than MIPS but I truly couldn’t resist. The temptation was just too great—especially after Dr. Terry Ketchersid really shook things up with his latest blog on … [Read more...]
MACRA Montage – A video summary of MACRA blog posts in 2016
On Monday, Diana gave us A MACRA Mashup and a late Christmas Gift, which contained links to all the blogs, videos, and MIPS tips we’ve published during our MACRA series. Today, we are giving you … [Read more...]