It’s been just over a month since CMS released the notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) for the 2018 version of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Diana masterfully unpacked much of the meat in that … [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...]
June and the QPP
Here we are in the last week of June, and what a busy month it has been. We kicked off the month with a face-to-face meeting in DC with CMMI, where ESCO participants joined Next Gen ACO participants … [Read more...]
MIPS Group Reporting: Better Together or on Your Own?
As if the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) wasn’t complicated enough, here I am to further complicate things! (You’re welcome!) All kidding aside, I'm going to focus on the area in MIPS … [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...]
MIPS and the Golden Egg
Last week I went to my daughter’s preschool to help hide Easter eggs. Other moms were there, each with their 10 eggs in tow. We were all chit-chatting about what we put inside our Easter eggs and one … [Read more...]
MACRA Madness: Avoiding a Bad Outcome
The annual two-week slump in office productivity comes to a close tonight as the Madness known as the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament crowns its champion. Over the last 19 days we’ve seen … [Read more...]