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When we reported in January that you had till April 2 to report Quality Payment Program data to CMS, you may have thought you had plenty of time to think about that later -- but here's a reminder that it's now less than a month away. 

The QPP program promised bonuses of “up to 4%” in 2019 for clinicians’ reporting achievements in the first year of MIPS performance. But in reality, eligible clinicians are finding that their bonuses are more in the neighborhood of 2% of their Medicare Allowable payments.
CMS hit the brakes on making imminent changes to the oft-used E/M code set that’s tied to billions of dollars in medical practice revenue. Streamlined payment rates are off the table for 2019, as are vast documentation revisions, according to the 2,378-page final 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule released Nov. 1. Once you’ve read through our detailed breaking news, take our quick, confidential survey to share your opinion.
Two top health care analysts with KPMG talk about the new rule that proposes to push all Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) participants to two-sided risk.
It’s no secret that claims-based quality measure reporting is very popular with practices, but not with CMS. The 2019 Medicare proposed physician fee schedule contains the agency's latest attempt to shift more practices to other methods that are less burdensome and expensive for the agency to administer.

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