Opinion: New Demonstration Program Would Reward Clinicians for Accepting Risk in Medicare Advantage

CMS recently announced that it wants to launch a new demonstration program, the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration. If approved and adopted as a demonstration project, the MAQI Demonstration would waive Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements for clinicians who participate sufficiently in qualifying risk programs of Medicare Advantage plans by making such programs qualify for the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA replaced the prior Medicare reimbursement schedule with a new pay-for-performance program that’s focused on quality, value, and accountability….”

“… The MAQI Demonstration would give providers taking on risk for participation in MA Plans, credit for purposes of…” Read the full article here.

Source: New Demonstration Program Would Reward Clinicians for Accepting Risk in Medicare Advantage – By Alexis Finkleberg and C. Frederick Geilfuss, July 12, 2018. Foley & Lardner LLP.

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