The CMS Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) rules have changed for 2018, and the financial impact for physician practices has edged higher. Based on performance in 2018, physician reimbursement for Medicare Part B in calendar year 2020 will be reduced by as much as 5%.Read More
Eagle provides regular articles about Meaningful use and updates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We also provide analysis, recommendations, and links to supporting documents to help our clients stay up on rules and requirements, including the Objectives and Measures for Meaningful Use — 2015-2017 — you can download at right (PDF).
The Meaningful Use program will fragment on 1/1/2017. Physicians who participate in the Medicare version of Meaningful Use will instead participate in the “Advancing Care Information” component of the MIPS Program. The existing Meaningful Use rules and programs will continue for hospitals and physician practices who participate under the Medicaid Meaningful Use program.
The Security Risk Analysis (SRA) remains a requirement for the new Advancing Care Information (ACI) category of MIPS. A change enacted this year requires that the SRA be complete by 12/31/2017 under ACI, the Medicaid Meaningful Use program for physicians, and Hospital Meaningful Use programs. Practices who need outside help are advised to schedule their early to ensure that it is completed on time, and to avoidRead More
While most of the political attention has focused on the GOP and Trump administration’s efforts to repeal Obamacare, aging Baby Boomers continue to challenge the finances of Medicare and the entire U.S. Federal budget. After the recent passage of an Obamacare repeal bill in the House, it is likely that political attention will remain on Obamacare repeal efforts, leaving recently enacted programs affecting Medicare, MACRA and MIPS, intact. It is possible that practices who maximize their performance under MIPS could earn a big payday, as high asRead More
Meaningful Use is still on for 2016 and 2017. Learn what Acting Administrator has said about Meaningful Use and the MACRA implementation.Read More