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CMS Proposes New 2019 Medicare Fees & QPP Rules

On July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a plan to combine Medicare paperwork and levels of payment into one form and one flat rate for each office visit with a patient, with the option of filing for an �add-on� payment of $67 for more complex patients.

Rating QPP Performance Measures

A recent study published in theNew England Journal of Medicinefound that about one-third of the MIPS/QPP performance measures for ambulatory general internal medicine used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) were not valid for evaluating the benefits and harms of a medical intervention.