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CMS Launches User-Friendly Quality Payment Program System for Clinicians
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that physicians and other eligible clinicians who participate in the Quality Payment Program can begin submitting 2017 performance data via a new system at the Quality Payment Program website.
Prior submission requirements were cumbersome and involved multiple websites. The new, user-friendly system is available during the 2017 submission period which runs from January 2, 2018 to March 31, 2018. Groups using the CMS Web Interface have a different submission period of January 22, 2018 to March 16, 2018.
Medicare Quality Payment Program
The Quality Payment Program went into effect on January 1, 2017 and established a two-track value-based reimbursement system. CMS implemented this program to incentivize health care providers to provide high quality care over service volume. CMS’s goal with the new system is to make it easier for clinicians to meet reporting requirements so that they can spend more time treating patients instead of filing paperwork.
After logging into the system, eligible clinicians will be connected to the taxpayer identification number associated with their National Provider Identifier (NPI) in order to report their data either as an individual or as a group.
Clinicians should log in early and often to get familiar with the new system. Data can be updated at any time during the submission period.
For help with the data submission system, contact the Quality Payment Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 866-288-8292. Learn more at the Quality Payment Program data submission factsheet.
Let Us Manage All Your Payer Enrollment Services
If you require medical credentialing and payer enrollment needs for your practice or medical facility, please contact 1st Assistant. Our experienced and dedicated specialists will provide all credentialing and enrollment services quickly and will monitor your account for ongoing updates and re-attestations. Heidi Henderson, our company owner and President, is eager to meet you and discuss your payer enrollment needs. Please call us at 512.201.2668 or contact us via the website.
Our credentialing experts are here to help you assess exactly which solutions you need and let you know how inexpensively we could put you on the right track. 1ˢᵗ Credentialing includes primary source verification and payor enrollment for all insurance networks including Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal and insurance networks. Don’t wait another minute, contact our terrific team today!