In its continued efforts to prepare physicians and practices for Medicare’s new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), AMA has designated this week as “Pick Your Pace Week” and is distributing various tools to help.
The AMA is reporting that physicians who have never participated in Medicare reporting programs before need basic information on how to avoid a payment penalty in 2019 through minimal reporting in 2017. For example, physicians have asked the AMA for more detailed information on where to find Medicare quality measures and how to report them on the claim form.
The AMA has developed a short video
, entitled “One patient, one measure, no penalty: How to avoid a Medicare payment penalty with basic reporting,” which is accessible on the AMA website
. There, physicians can also find a sample CMS-1500 claim form, links to quality measures on the CMS website, a link to the CMS MIPS eligibility tool, and other materials.