Physician & Practice Timeline
Professional Requirements & Opportunities®
Following is a helpful at-glance summary of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, and delivery system changes and requirements. Check back frequently for updated information.
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ICD-10 Contingency PlanThe October 1 deadline still stands but CMS will allow some flexibility in billing, quality reporting, and hardship. For more information see ACP's press release and this CMS guidance. Clarifying Questions and Answers from CMS were published on July 31, 2015.
MACRA replaces SGRThe Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) became law on April 16, 2015. This law not only eliminated the failed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, but also fundamentally revamps how Medicare pays physicians. Starting in 2019, the existing Medicare quality reporting/incentive programs (PQRS, Value Based Modifier, and Meaningful Use) will be replaced by two new options. Learn more about them here.
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NOTE: Ongoing Items are listed on the BOTTOM of this printout.
: Ongoing Items
Check the items below for guidance on what you should be working on, collecting, and thinking about right now.