Your Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) will send your practice a letter before the end of May to let you know whether you have to participate in the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) to avoid a pay cut.
Any payments or gifts that you received from health vendors in 2016 will appear live on the Open Payments website on June 30. Starting April 1, you'll be on a 45-day countdown to review the data and ensure its accuracy.
The April 3 issue of Part B News includes an article on getting value out of online and telephone codes Medicare won't pay for. One of our sources had some extra thoughts on how you can use online and telephone encounters to offer a care advantage that can also lead to increased reimbursement.