May 29, 2019

UPDATE: Specialty Societies Provide Input on Updates to Medicare Quality Payment Program, and Submit Letter to Members of Congress

In May, a group of national medical specialty societies provided input to federal lawmakers and regulators on steps to improve the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP). In a document released to U.S. Members of Congress and to administrators with the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the societies outlined several areas where lawmakers and regulators could improve the current Medicare QPP. The QPP is intended to provided payment and incentives to healthcare providers for improving quality and value to patients. Among the recommendations were updates to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under QPP and the Alternative Payment Model (APM) system under QPP. For MIPS, recommendations included: Provide scoring flexibility to […]