Part 2: MIPS and VBP “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Apologies for describing these two CMS programs by using the words of Charles Dickens – but they fit exactly. The Best of Times – the CMS’s revisions to MACRA/MIPS regulations suspends the worst aspects of VBP and opens the door to avoiding all penalties for LTPAC Medicine in 2019, based on 2017 behavior. This is … Click to continue reading

MIPS and VBP – “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Apologies for describing these two CMS programs by using the words of Charles Dickens – but they fit exactly. The worst of times – Value Based Purchasing’s teeth bite into LTPAC Physician Groups’ 2017 and 2018 Medicare Pay Rates. Two weeks ago the CMS began issuing 2015 QRURs (Quality and Resource Use Reports) to all … Click to continue reading

2016 PQRS Reporting Strategy, Part 2

Last week, our blog post provided an annual overview of CMS approved Individual PQRS Measures for use by medical groups practicing in Nursing Facilities, Homecare, Assisted Living, and related places of service (click here to view last week’s post). This week, our blog post focuses on the PQRS reporting strategy for practices. We are only going to describe … Click to continue reading