MIPS (Merit-Based Incentive Payment System) delay & shorter reporting periods are the options CMS is willing to explore.
- On July 13, at the congressional hearing on the Medicare Access and Chip authorization act, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt did not rule out the possibility of a MIPS delay.
- Originally, MIPS is scheduled to start from January 2017 with payment adjustments beginning in 2019.
- Since the release of the proposed rule, various physician groups have called for greater flexibilities, many of Which center around pushing the start date forward by at least six months.
- With the final rule scheduled to release on November 1, leaving physicians with only two months to prepare CMS is Open to give physicians more time, said Slavitt. Read more