Partner Matt Amodeo was recently quoted in a Hospital Peer Review article titled “Quality Payment Program Delaying Some Requirements.” The article was published in the August edition.
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare are attempting to lower the administrative burden of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for small practices and clinicians with a proposed rule that would update physician payment programs and delay certain requirements or exempt some providers from participation. QPP allows providers to choose between Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APM) or the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
Matt explained that the MIPS reporting requirements created an especially significant burden for smaller physician practices, especially rural practices that lack the resources to manage CMS’ administrative requirements on top of the needs of their patients. According to Matt, this revised requirement is a good sign of things to come; as he explained, “CMS is becoming much more responsive to industry input, much more flexible, and reacting to what is really happening in healthcare on a day-to-day basis.”