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CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program; and Quality Payment Program: Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstance Policy for the Transition Year

Federal Register
Nov 16, 2017
Final rule and interim final rule providing updates for the second and future years of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), and establishing guidelines for MIPS-eligible clinicians who may face uncontrollable circumstances due to widespread catastrophic events, such as hurricanes, during calendar year 2017. Also finalizes the low-volume threshold, which exempts clinicians and groups providing care to fewer than 200 Medicare Part B beneficiaries annually, or submitting $90,000 or less to Medicare Part B annually. Comments regarding provisions of the rule, which take effect January 1, 2018, must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on January 1, 2018.
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Healthcare quality · Legislation and regulations · Medicare · Reimbursement and payment models