The Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive demonstration would waive Merit-Based Incentive Payment System requirements for clinicians taking sufficient risk in contracts with Medicare Advantage plans. The agency seeks comments on the information collection burdens associated with this demonstration that is under consideration for formal approval. More information on the request for comments is available here. Comments are due September 4, 2018.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is pursuing a demonstration project that would allow clinicians involved in risk contracts in Medicare Advantage (MA) to be exempt from the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). CMS announced an opportunity for public comment on information it would need to collect to carry out the demonstration.