CMS released the Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program CY 2024 Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) on July 13. This proposed rule will impact and shape the Quality Payment Program for calendar year 2024 and beyond. CMS is proposing changes related to both MIPS and APM Tracks of the program, including pertinent updates to performance thresholds and reporting periods. Our expert advisors will share a review of the major proposed updates and potential impacts to eligible clinicians and practices in program year 2024 and beyond.
QPP YEAR 7 WEBINAR: 2024 NPRM OVERVIEW
TUESDAY AUGUST 15th 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
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The CMS 2024 NPRM Proposed Rule, Rule Overview Fact Sheet, PFS fact sheet, and MSSP Fact Sheets are available through these links:
2024 Proposed Rule: Federal Register 2024 Proposed Rule
PFS Fact Sheet: Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule | CMS
QPP Fact Sheet: 2024 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Fact Sheet and Policy Comparison Table
MVP Fact Sheet: 2024 Proposed and Modified MVPs Guide
MSSP Fact Sheet: Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule — Medicare Shared Savings Program Proposals | CMS
Contact YOUR experts at Kentucky REC with all your QPP, MIPS/MVP Track, and APM Track questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.
Join us as our team discusses NCQA’s Annual Reporting requirement and the necessary steps to complete this in order to maintain recognition. You will learn a suggested Annual Reporting time frame to follow, data and documentation requirements, and how to submit the information to NCQA.
Also, in 2024 NCQA will start requiring practices seeking or renewing their recognition status to report a full calendar year of Standardized Measures. We will share the list of available eCQMs, reporting options, and potential exceptions as you begin preparing for this transition in PCMH recognition.
PCMH/PCSP Annual Reporting & Standardized Measurement
THURSDAY JUNE 29 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Contact us at Kentucky REC with your questions about practice transformation. Our team of experts is here to help: 859-323-3090.
Kentucky REC expert advisors are hosting a webinar on the Medicare Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. We will review the 2023 Medicare PI requirements and highlight the recently released FY 2024 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule.
MEDICARE PROMOTING INTEROPERABILITY PROGRAM FOR HOSPITALS
WEDNESDAY JUNE 7 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Historical Background of the Program:
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 mandated that CMS incentivize hospitals to adopt, implement, and upgrade certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) and demonstrate meaningful use. In response, the EHR Incentive Program, (formerly known as Meaningful Use), was first introduced in 2011 under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. CMS implemented the program in progressively more difficult stages and initially offered incentive payments to participants. The incentives continued through 2016 for most hospitals, depending on which year they started in the program.
Although the incentive phase of the program ended long ago, hospitals must continue to participate in the program each year to avoid a downward Medicare financial adjustment.
As we progressed through Stages 1, 2 and 3, CMS maintained their underlying focus on the adoption and implementation of CEHRT through an evolution of objectives, measures, and electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) tailored to meet their goals. More recently, CMS overhauled the program, improving flexibility, relieving burden, and placing emphasis on measures that require the electronic exchange of health information between providers and patients. CMS shifted their focus to interoperability and improving patient access to health information. These changes moved the program beyond the previously existing requirements into a new phase of EHR measurement.
The Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, as you know it today, includes a set of objectives, measures, eCQMs, and other requirements that together define whether a hospital has met the minimum standards to be considered a meaningful user. Hospitals that do not meet the minimum program requirements, meaning they’re not meaningful users of CEHRT, receive a downward payment adjustment.
Contact the experts at Kentucky REC with all your Promoting Interoperability questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.