On Friday, June 24, the American College of Radiology (ACR) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the 2016 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models (PFPM) Proposed Rule.
The comment letter addresses the effect of MACRA on small and rural radiology practices as well as the following topics:
Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
Identifying MIPS Eligible Clinicians
Group vs. Individual Participation
Scoring and Performance Standards
CPS Performance Category Weights
MIPS: Quality Performance Category
MIPS: Advancing Care Information Performance Category
MIPS: Resource Use Performance Category
MIPS: Clinical Practice Improvement Activity (CPIA) Performance Category
MIPS: Third-Party Data Submission
Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
Physician-Focused Payment Models (PFPM)
Proposed PFPM Criteria
For answers to your questions about the MACRA MIPS/APM proposed rule or the ACR comments, please contact ACR Economics and Health Policy Senior Advisor, Pam Kassing (email@example.com), Economics and Health Policy Assistant Director, Laura Pattie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Quality and Safety Senior Director, Judy Burleson (email@example.com).