AVAILABLE NOW: MEDICARE CUTS ADVOCACY SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT
On Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule, which in addition to major payment implications, includes changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment model participation options and requirements for 2023. MGMA issued a statement expressing disappointment in the final rule and its negative impact to physician payment, urging Congress to take action to avert the cuts and waive the 4% PAYGO sequestration before the end of the year.
To assist others in their advocacy efforts surrounding the Medicare cuts, the Government Affairs team created a social media toolkit which includes several resources for actions to take from now until Congress acts, motivating others to participate in our critical #MGMAAdvocacy grassroots efforts. Join the conversation online and encourage others to do the same by using the hashtag #AvertTheMedicareCuts!
ICYMI: Updated PI requirements for 2023
As a reminder, those reporting under MIPS and wishing to receive credit for Promoting Interoperability (PI) will be required to only use certified technology updated to the 2015 Edition Cures Update for an EHR reporting period or performance period in CY 2023. Group practices are not required to demonstrate they are using updated technology to meet the CEHRT definitions immediately — participants must use technology meeting these requirements during a self-selected EHR reporting period or performance period of a minimum of any consecutive 90 days in 2023 (i.e. – October 1, 2023).
PROVIDER RELIEF FUND UPDATE: AUDIT PORTAL
Practices that spend a total of $750,000 or more in federal funds, including Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments during their fiscal year, are subject to Single Audit requirements. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced the availability of a Commercial Audit Reporting Portal. Commercial (i.e., for-profit) entities may log into the portal with the same username and password as the PRF Reporting Portal. Non-profit organizations should continue to submit their Single Audits to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC).