In the comments to CMS, the NCMS stressed the importance of removing administrative burdens associated with the various quality reporting programs currently in place, and using MACRA as an opportunity to remove current payment system limitations to allow physicians to be truly innovative when looking to move beyond fee-for-service payment models. The NCMS also called on CMS to ensure a fully transparent process in implementing the new MIPS program, and certifying eligible APMs. The NCMS recommended taking a gradual approach to implementation while also leveraging existing practice transformation efforts currently underway.
Read our comments in their entirety. The NCMS also joined more than 100 state and national specialty societies in signing-on to an AMA letter outlining organized medicine’s priorities and principles for MACRA implementation. Read the AMA’s letter. The NCMS will continue to keep members informed and updated as we move toward implementation of the MIPS and APM structures under MACRA. Register and visit our Quality Time with the NCMS webpage to stay up-to-date on all the details.