The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering a modification of the Stark Law and is asking for comments on how the physician self-referral law may hamper care coordination, thus reducing participation in alternative payment
Many physicians and accredited providers are exploring ways to fulfill new payment reform policies under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program, which was introduced last year.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator (CMS) Seema Verma writes that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participated in the first year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), exceeding the agency's goal of 90 percent participation.
A new Black Book Research report indicates that physicians not affiliated with hospitals are increasingly turning to consulting firms to help them move into value-based care and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Speaking at the American Hospital Association's (AHA) yearly meeting, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma said changes to patient care and payment design are needed to enhance value-based care reforms within the healthcare sector.