MACRA Tidbit for the Week: CMS Releases CY 2017 MIPS Participation Data Impacting 2019 Medicare Payments

ACG’s very first “MACRA Tidbit for the Week” discussed the potential problems with MIPS and whether there was actually an opportunity to receive the bonuses as marketed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and policymakers.  ...

Trump Administration Releases Proposed FY 2020 Budget: Blueprint for Congress

On Monday, as required by law, the Trump Administration released its proposed FY 2020 federal government budget.  The budget is a draft proposal, or “blueprint,” for Congress to consider as lawmakers debate and finalize appropriations for ...

MACRA Tidbit for the Week: ACG Member Checklist: What are the steps I need to take?

As discussed in previous tidbits, ACG members must meet certain criteria before being eligible for the “QPP.” Your first step: Check eligibility First you need to find out whether you must participate in the QPP.  Visit the Medicare Quality ...

2018 Public Policy Year in Review: what did ACG do for you?

2018 Public Policy Year in Review:   What did ACG do for you?   Another look at last year’s important policy highlights. December November October September August July June May April March February January December ...

CMS Highlights Success of MACRA Year 1: High on Praise, but Short on Details

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Thursday, May 31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote on the CMS blog that she was “pleased to announce that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based ...

Attention ACG Members: Participate in a 2018 CMS study on burdens associated with reporting quality measures, and receive MIPS’ Improvement Activities Credit

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is conducting a “2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study,” which allows ...