Is Your Medical Practice Ready for Value-Based Payments?

Right now, CMS’s value-based payments program is a murky stew of acronyms and deadlines. Here’s what it boils down to: CMS is moving away from fee-for-service payment models and toward pay-for-performance models To do that, it’s aligning the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) with a value-based payment modifier (VBPM) For now, VBPM applies to groups of 10 or more eligible professionals (EPs). However, by 2017, the VBPM will apply to all physicians Clearly, physicians who have not paid much attention...