Tag Archive for ‘Quality Payment Program’
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized several updates to meet the participation requirements for year five (2021) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP comprises two pathways for participation—the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or sufficient participation in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (A-APM). If you participate via MIPS, your score […]
Several finalized requirements for QPP participation in 2021 are identified, specifically the MIPS and APM pathways.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR™) has a legacy of positively affecting patient care by serving the needs of individual surgeons in tracking their cases, measuring outcomes, and complying with the changing regulatory requirements. Over the course of more than a decade, the SSR has developed from the original Case Log […]
The finalized policies for the 2020 QPP are described as is the College’s position on select portions of the final rule, including MIPs Value Pathways, which is a new participation option for 2021.
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.
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.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated policies for the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) as part of the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) final rule issued November 1, 2018.1 This article explores the finalized policies affecting the QPP and the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) positions on select portions of the […]
Factors determining MIPS applicability are examined as are 2018 reporting options for the Quality Payment Program.
Surgeons’ views of the payment reforms implemented through MACRA, based on the findings of the 2016 ACS Governors Survey, are summarized.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article highlights the early stages of implementation of the Quality Payment Program under the MACRA and how it will likely affect surgical practice.