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Final Rule Issued on Game Changing Medicare Quality Payment Program. Get Ready With New Resources.

Friday, October 14, 2016  
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On October 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized its policy implementing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) incentive payment provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program.

  • Read general information about the Quality Payment Program from CMS here.
  • For those who wish to review the final rule in its entirety, find a link and other official information from CMS to help you successfully prepare for the Quality Payment Program here.
  • Explore tools and resources on U.S. payment reform from the American Medical Association (AMA) here.

SIS staff are currently reviewing the rule in detail and will prepare a summary on issues of importance to our members. Additional information will be provided in Spine Intervention Society eNews.

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