Tag Archive for ‘Merit-based Incentive Payment System’

Figure 1. Geographic CBO Coverage by Organization

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System for small and rural practices

Describes the challenges small and rural practices transitioning to Quality Payment Program may face and outlines reporting requirements to help these practices succeed in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

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Alternative Payment Models

Summarizes the purpose of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the ACS-Brandeis Advanced (A-APM) proposal.

2017 Performance Category Weights

QPP in 2017: Navigating the transition year

This article outlines the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) components, explains reporting requirements for individuals and groups, and summarizes the transition to MIPS in 2017.

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Value-based health care: How to succeed in a bundled care APM

This article describes bundling and Accountable Care Organizations as they relate to the Advanced Alternative Payment Model plan and provides lessons learned by one institution that developed bundled care packages to improve quality of care and control costs.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – November 2016

Dr. Hoyt’s column provides an overview of the new Quality Payment Program and summarizes the ACS resources and services available to Fellows who are preparing for the transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

MIPS: Composite Performance Score Year 1: Weight by Category

The new Medicare physician reimbursement system: Building the Quality Payment Program

This article highlights the early stages of implementation of the Quality Payment Program under the MACRA and how it will likely affect surgical practice.

Preparing for MACRA implementation

This column describes the reimbursement systems that will replace the sustainable growth rate formula and offers recommendations on how surgeons can prepare for the transition.

What’s next? The future of Medicare physician payment in the post-SGR era

The efforts leading up to the repeal of the sustainable growth rate payment formula are described in this article as are the payment mechanisms available under the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act, including a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

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