14 Dec Important Updates to Incentive Programs in 2016 and 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that ALL providers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs are now only required to report on a minimum of 90 consecutive days for meaningful use in performance year 2016.
What’s Changing for Incentive Programs?
Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs)
Attesting to CQMs for all EPs in 2016 has been shortened to any consecutive 90-day reporting period, which may be different from the meaningful use measures reporting period, as long as it is within the calendar year. However, electronic submission of eCQMs via an EHR through PQRS Reporting must be a full calendar year reporting period.
Important Change for 2017
As of January 1, 2017, EPs previously participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Model (APM). CMS will begin referring to EPs as Eligible Clinicians (ECs) for MIPS. For more information, check out our What You Need to Know about MACRA and MIPS blog.
Who is Exempt in 2017?
- ECs in their first year of Medicare Part B participation
- ECs billing less than $30,000 in Medicare Part B allowable charges OR providing care for less than 100 Part B patients
- ECs participating in an Advanced APM
Built-in MIPS Reporting Requirements
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