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Physician & Practice Timeline®

The Timeline is a helpful summary of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, and delivery system changes and requirements.

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Latest Updates

FYI: CMS Distributing MIPS Participation Letters Through End of May

CMS is in the process of reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017. In late April through May, practices will receive a letter from their Medicare Administrative Contractor providing the participation status of each clinician associated with their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). No clinician action is required but be on the look out for the official letters.

Review and Dispute Period for 2016 Open Payments Program Ends May 15

The 45-day review and dispute period for the 2016 Open Payments data publication is open and will end on May 15. Disputes must be initiated during the 45-day review and dispute period in order to be reflected in the June 30, 2017, publication. Registration information is available on the CMS website.

Registration Open for MIPS Group Web Interface and CAHPS Reporting

Groups participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program that intend to utilize the CMS Web Interface and/or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS survey are required to register. The registration period is from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. More information is available on the Quality Payment Program website.

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