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Proposed QPP rule extends reprieve to small practices

Proposed QPP rule extends reprieve to small practices

The recently issued 2018 proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act’s Quality Payment Program includes a threshold increase that would lessen Merit-based Incentive Payment reporting requirements for small and rural practices, according to Justin Barnes, board advisor at iHealth Innovations.

Mr. Barnes shared the following tip with Becker’s Hospital Review.

“The proposal extends transition year flexibilities into the 2018 reporting period and introduces bonus points for small practices, 2015 Certified Electronic Health Record Technology use and the care of complex patients. The rule also proposes postponing introduction of the MIPS Cost performance category…


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