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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.
Payment adjustments for the first year of the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) are scheduled to arrive soon, so now may be the time to brush up on any unanswered questions you have about your payment-affecting scores from the 2017 reporting year.
You may know CMS made a mistake on your final MIPS score for 2017, but if you can't prove it, you're out of luck.

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