Today we share a recent newsletter from CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services):
CMS has contracted with an entity ("Guidehouse") to conduct audits of data submitted as part of the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). These audits will look at Performance Years 2019, 2020 and 2021, and notification emails will begin in January 2023.
Check all providers in your practice in PECOS to ensure they are associated with the appropriate practice Tax ID number.
Join the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) on a webinar about the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) tool.
If you are seeing changes in reimbursements for Medicare services, it may be related to the sequestration payment adjustments.
Save the date for a webinar brought to you by our colleagues at Mountain Area Health Education Center
Given the public health emergency, participants in the Quality Payment Program may find it difficult to meet the requirements for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for program year 2021.
Applications are now open for the MIPS Promoting Interoperability Performance Category Hardship Exception and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception for the 2021 Performance Year.
Application Deadline: Those interested must submit their applications to CMS by December 31, 2021.
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) cost performance category weight is 15% of the final score for the 2020 performance period/2022 MIPS payment year. CMS announced the reweighting the cost performance category from 15% to 0% for the 2020 performance period.