We are only 12 days away from officially closing out the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) submission period! Hopefully most of you have everything squared away and are now strategizing … [Read more...]
MIPS 2017 Data Submission
Happy President’s Day! What does one do on President’s Day anyway? If you aren’t lucky enough to have the day off, maybe you can spend President’s Day thinking about the Government – more … [Read more...]
MIPS Virtual Groups: A Virtual Pipe Dream?
Well, it’s over. Super Bowl LII is now part of history. Did your team win last night? Do you have a new favorite commercial? Or perhaps you simply don’t care about the Super Bowl? For those of you in … [Read more...]
Tom Price Deplanes: What This Means for MACRA
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...]