Tag Archive for ‘Quality Payment Program’

Dateline DC

Dateline DC: CMS releases two proposed payment rules

A summary of 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System/Ambulatory Surgery Center proposed rule policies that could affect physician payment is provided.

Redefining surgical value in the Quality Payment Program

Redefining surgical value in the Quality Payment Program

Describes the College’s efforts to work with Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop meaningful measures of surgical quality in the Quality Payment Program.

What to expect from the 2019 Quality Payment Program

What to expect from the 2019 Quality Payment Program

The finalized policies for the 2019 QPP are described as are the College’s positions on select portions of the final rule, including changes to the Quality performance category.

QPP 2018 MIPS performance category weights

Quality Payment Program year two: Information to help you succeed in 2018

Factors determining MIPS applicability are examined as are 2018 reporting options for the Quality Payment Program.

2016 ACS Governors Survey: MACRA: Are surgeons ready?

Surgeons’ views of the payment reforms implemented through MACRA, based on the findings of the 2016 ACS Governors Survey, are summarized.

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.

ACA

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 – January 2017

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt reflects on his seven years as ACS Executive Director, including the College’s key accomplishments in that timeframe and future goals of the organization.

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.

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