Diving into the MIPS timeline, performance categories & scoring

With 2017 just around the corner, that means data collection for the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) implementation program – the Quality Payment Program – is about to begin. MACRA will eliminate the sustainable growth formula and replace it with a .5% annual rate increase through 2019, after which physicians are encouraged to … Continue reading Diving into the MIPS timeline, performance categories & scoring

CMS proposal exempts another 134K from MACRA

CMS on Tuesday released the anticipated proposed rule updating the Quality Payment Program — the program implementing MACRA — for 2018. The proposal allows for the exemption of small providers participating in the program by increasing the low-volume threshold to $90,000 or less in Medicare Part B charges or 200 or less Medicare patients annually. The … Continue reading CMS proposal exempts another 134K from MACRA

What is the MACRA Quality Payment Program?

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law with bipartisan support on April 16, 2015 and is starting January 1, 2017.  The law does many things but most importantly it establishes new ways to pay physicians for caring for Medicare beneficiaries.  The law also includes new funding for technical assistance to … Continue reading What is the MACRA Quality Payment Program?

eClinicalWorks Breach of Contract and Fraud Complaints

Lieff Cabraser is investigating widespread complaints about eClinicalWorks, which describes itself as “the leading cloud-based Electronic Health Records vendor” in the United States. Customers of eClinicalWorks – which include hospitals, doctors, health groups, and other medical providers – claim that eClinicalWorks breached contracts and warranties with them and engaged in unfair and deceptive practices with … Continue reading eClinicalWorks Breach of Contract and Fraud Complaints