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98% Avoid MIPS Pay Cuts, But Some Concerned By Small Pay Bumps

By Michelle M. Stein / January 8, 2020 at 12:50 PM
CMS on Monday (Jan. 6) touted that about 98% of providers in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System received a bonus or avoided a pay cut for the program’s second performance year, 2018, but some stakeholders say that a budget-neutral system where everyone does well doesn’t provide the necessary incentives to move providers to value-based pay and the program is becoming more of a compliance exercise than motivation for providers to move away from fee-for-service. The Quality Payment Program set up...


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