Accreditation Program is awarded for a period of three years, during which time the approved facilities may continue to bill the Medicare program for their CT, MRI, PET and SPECT imaging procedures, he notes.
NQF has begun work for each of five duties required by MIPPA
related to quality measures: (1) make recommendations on a national strategy and priorities; (2) endorse quality measures, which involves a process for determining which ones should be recognized as national standards; (3) maintain--that is, update or retire--endorsed quality measures; (4) promote electronic health records; and (5) report annually to Congress and the Secretary of HHS.
minimally addresses accountability and growth issues that exist with Medicare Advantage plans.
, Congress has helped us solve the business equation side of e-prescribing," he said.
Medicare Advantage membership declined to approximately 164,000 at the end of the third quarter 2011 due to the Company's exit from certain markets as a result of new network requirements contained in the MIPPA
legislation, lapsation and the limited ability to add new members during the 2011 Annual Enrollment Period as a result of the CMS enrollment and marketing sanctions which, as noted, were lifted on August 5, 2011.
2 The MIPPA
e-Prescribing incentive programme launched by Medicare spur the adoption of e-Prescribing systems 30
In addition to finalizing the ESRD PPS payment policies and rates for calendar year 2011, CMS issued a proposed rule that would establish performance standards and a scoring methodology for the Quality Incentive Program required by MIPPA
to ensure quality of care for patients with ESRD.
Incentive Program (from CMS) Incentives for successful e-prescribers increase in allowed charges) 2009 2% 2010 2% 2011 1% 2012 1% 2013 5% Penalties for non-adoption of e-prescribing (decrease in allowed charges) 2012 1% 2013 1.
Because of numerous concerns MIPPA
delayed the program, terminated supplier contracts, and required CMS to begin the CBP round 1 rebid in 2009.
Beginning in 2010, MIPPA
will remove duplicative payments that MA plans receive for indirect medical education expenses.
6% physician pay cut from taking effect July 1, MIPPA
includes a number of provisions that benefit other providers as well.
Medicare Advantage membership declined to approximately 168,000 at the end of the second quarter 2011 due to the exit from certain markets as a result of new network requirements contained in the MIPPA
legislation, lapsation and the limited ability to add new members during the 2011 Annual Enrollment Period as a result of the CMS sanctions.