You could see greater cohesion among Medicare’s quality-reporting programs next year, as well as a single, combined formula tied to positive or negative payment adjustments – but pay attention to notable changes, such as fewer reporting measures and a new group reporting option for electronic health record (EHR) attestation, to get a reporting plan in place and stay in the black on incentive payments.
Some clinicians may think that because they are participants in a bundled services model they will be automatically exempted from merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) requirements. However, for most clinicians, that will not be the case, CMS states in the proposed MIPS rule released April 27.
Treating patient lists as a “trade secret” that doctors can’t take with them when they leave may lead to legal challenges and expensive settlements; instead try crafting contract language that gives departing providers, your practice and your patients what they need.
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