General Question for the Week of June 13, 2016

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Are there any physicians who are exempt from participation in the new physician payment system MIPS?

Answer:

The following groups of physicians and practitioners will NOT be subject to the proposed Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: 

  • Physicians in their first year of Medicare participation
  • Participants in eligible APMs who qualify for the bonus payment
  • Those below low-volume threshold.

Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.