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CMS Seeks Public Comment on Provisions in Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Posted on 9/28/2015 by NTOCC ®

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking stakeholder input on three provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MARCA): Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and physician-focused payment models.

As you may recall, MARCA was part of the bi-partisan legislation this Spring that repeals the sustainable growth rate – a methodology for updates to the physician fee schedule – and replaces it with MIPS. The law also promotes the development of APMs, such as accountable care organizations and primary care medical homes, and encourages the creation of physician-focused payment models.

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