MGMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule. The proposed rule includes a number of policies that, if finalized, would affect medical group practices in 2018.
Among its recommendations, MGMA advocates for CMS to:
- Finalize the proposed delay in requiring appropriate use criteria consultation and documentation;
- Hold medical groups harmless from 2018 penalties in the obsolete PQRS, Meaningful Use, and Value Modifier programs if they reported some data in 2016; and
- Reduce unnecessary regulations and improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery using the results of MGMAâ€™s 2017 Regulatory Burdens survey as a compass.
Gain insight about the impact of Medicare payment policies on your practice at MGMA17 in Anaheim. MGMA government affairs presentations will highlight legislative and regulatory issues critical to your groupâ€™s success, feature exclusive office hours with CMSâ€™ Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Dr. Kate Goodrich, and culminate in the popular â€œView from Washingtonâ€ general session with MGMAâ€™s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. Register today to secure your spot.