Date: July 11, 2018
Currently, physician practices participating in value-based arrangements with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans may be required to simultaneously comply with MIPS in order to avoid a penalty on their Medicare Part B reimbursement. In response to MGMA advocacy urging reduced provider burden and recognition of practice participation in innovative MA alternative payment models (APMs), CMS is developing a demonstration to exempt qualifying practices from MIPS. CMS is also considering counting participation in risk-bearing MA APMs toward the Advanced APM pathway under MACRA beginning in 2018. MGMA will submit feedback in response to CMS’ planned demonstration.