Policy & Payment

CMS Releases the CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on July 19, 2017 - 12:15pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule. It is currently on display and accessible on the Federal Register; please see pages 418 - 438 and 779 - 780 for the preamble and proposed regulation text regarding the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Program.

CMS Deadline Approaching – MIPS Performance Categories

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on June 21, 2017 - 3:19pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Annual Call for Measures and Activities for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is open until June 30, 2017. CMS is encouraging clinicians, measure stewards, organizations, and other stakeholders to identify and submit measures and activities to be considered for the Quality, Advancing Care Information, and Improvement Activities performance categories of MIPS in future years.

Now Available: MIPS number on Eligible Clinician Measures Page

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Submitted by Edna Boone on June 10, 2017 - 5:50pm

The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measure identifier has been added to the sortable table on the Eligible Clinician measures page of the eCQI Resource Center. The MIPS identifier is available for the 2017 reporting year. The identifier will be associated with 2018 measures when the updated MIPS program rule is published. 

FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule Published, Open for Public Comment

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on May 3, 2017 - 11:42am

On April 28, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fiscal year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register (82 FR 19796). The FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule initially went on display at the Office of the Federal Register Public Inspection Desk on April 14, 2017.

FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule Published, Open for Public Comment until June 13, 2017

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on May 3, 2017 - 4:21am

On April 28, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fiscal year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register (82 FR 19796). The FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule initially went on display at the Office of the Federal Register Public Inspection Desk on April 14, 2017.

CMS releases FY 2018 Hospital Inpatient PPS proposed rule

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Submitted by Edna Boone on April 21, 2017 - 7:51am

On April 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals.

The rule proposes some changes to clinical quality measure reporting. 

Read CMS news summary.

Available Now on QualityReportingCenter.org – Updated “ECE Policy Clarification Questions and Answers” Document

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 10, 2017 - 4:39pm

The updated ECE Policy Clarification Questions and Answers document on Extraordinary Circumstances Extensions/Exemptions (ECE) for calendar year (CY) 2016 eCQM reporting is available now on QualityReportingCenter.org.