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Experts with whom we surveyed the new merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) reporting program proposed rule, which CMS released on April 27, see a lot to like – but worry CMS may be rushing things.

Flush the old alphabet soup down the drain. MIPS is here and with it comes a new language aligned with the updated quality-reporting programs.
Solo providers and small practices, take note. Under the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) that starts in 2017, you will get docked more than half a billion dollars in Medicare payments.
There's no place like a patient-centered medical home. That's what a close reading of the voluminous merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) quality-reporting and alternative payment model proposed rule, issued April 27, tells us about policymakers' delivery model du jour.
In March, we shared results of the value-based modifier (VBM) program, which saw winners and losers in terms of 2016 payment rates. Practices that saw a big pay boost (up to +32%) clearly did well on their measures reporting -- and you can seize the opportunity to improve your bottom line as well.


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