CMS Announces Proposed Medicare Payment Regulations
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on April 27 announced proposed regulations on the new Medicare payment models prescribed under the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Starting in 2018, physicians can choose to be compensated under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track or the Alternative Payment Model (APM) track. These tracks will replace Meaningful Use and PQRS. The regulations spell out in detail how these payment tracks will operate. Right now, these regulations are proposed and public comments are invited through June 27.
See media coverage:
Morning Consult: CMS Proposal Would Tie Medicare Payments to Quality Care
USA Today: Feds propose docking or rewarding Medicare doctors for quality
Medpage: New Medicare Rules Would Increase Bonus Opportunities, Ease Reporting
AAFP Welcomes Release of Proposed Rule for New Payment Models