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Thriving Under Medicare’s Newest Pay-for-Performance Program: Making Sense of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models: Part II

by Rick Rutherford, CMPE

June 8, 2017


Summary:

This article reviews the choices among the methods of reporting (individual or group), the duration of the 2017 performance period (90 days up to one year), the reporting mechanism used to submit data to CMS, and the specific measures selected to achieve sufficient points to obtain the desired Medicare payment rate in 2019.



Abstract:

The final rules issued about the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models by CMS in November 2016 provided eligible clinicians a great deal of flexibility in their approach to compliance.


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