On August 8, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced in a blog post reminiscent of a Burger King commercial that physicians and other clinicians can indeed “have it their way” when reporting for the first year of the Quality Payment Program (“QPP”). CMS received nearly 4,000 comments to the QPP rules proposed in April. The American Medical Association and other physician advocates urged delay in the reporting requirements while others felt a delay would unfairly penalize those who have been preparing for new reimbursement systems. CMS also fielded questions at a Senate Finance Committee hearing in July and CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt indicated at that time that CMS was open to different approaches.
Follow the link to read more of our “Client Alert: CMS to Physicians QPP Reporting 2017 “Have it Your Way”“, authored by Kelly Leahy, partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.