CMS released the Quality Payment Program Year 3 Final Rule on November 1st. The rule included the removal of 26 Quality Measures, the addition of 10 new Quality measures, and significant changes to the Promoting Interoperability category of the program. Nextech will be releasing more information on these changes in the near future, including a video outlining the changes with tips to prepare for the coming year. Until then, here are a few steps to get you started.
Starting in 2018, all 57.7 million Medicare beneficiaries will receive new, updated Medicare cards by mail. This means that practices should prepare to update all Medicare patients' policy numbers over the next year.