Confusion prevails on 2020 Medicare supplement plan changes
If you turn 65 in 2020, your Medigap options will differ from what’s been available. Here’s what senior physicians should understand about the changing landscape.
AMA urges support for creation of APMs for vulnerable populations
Today the AMA adopted new policies to support APMs that link quality measures and payments to outcomes for vulnerable and high-risk populations.
Verma: CMS seeks less health care regulation, more competition
In a speech to the AMA House of Delegates, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma touts agency’s efforts to cut physicians’ administrative burdens.
MACRA, 2 years later: 9 ways to make it better
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act remains a work in progress, but the AMA has specific recommendations to help implement a value-based health care system.
Study: complex changing payment models challenge physician practices
Physician payment models are becoming more complex and the pace of change is increasing according to a new joint study by the RAND Corporation and the AMA.
Payment & Delivery Models
2017 MIPS final scores reissued, new review deadline set
The AMA and others flagged calculation-error concerns, prompting CMS to revise physician scores under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
Medicare payment reform: Answering your QPP FAQs
Still feeling lost when it comes to understanding QPP? Refresh your knowledge of Medicare payment-reform basics and learn about new opportunities.