The Urgent Care Association vowed to represent the industry’s interests when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) last October. In effect, CMS imposed guidelines for clinicians participating in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), and defined two possible pathways: the Merit-Based Payment Incentive Program (MIPS) or the Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). UCA made good on its promise this week by officially submitting comments to CMS on proposed 2018 updates to the QPP. UCA President Pam Sullivan, MD, signed a letter expressing the Association’s support for proposals that would make it easier for small practices and individual providers to participate in the MIPS. It also asked CMS to reconsider its proposal to raise the MIPS performance threshold. UCA invited members to read the full details on its website.
UCA Files Comments on Medicare QPP