CMS Wants To Experiment With Alternative Pay Model For Medicare Advantage Plans
The agency is also considering paying home health agencies for remote patient monitoring.
CMS To Test Medicare Advantage As Alternative Payment Model Under MACRA
The CMS wants to launch an experiment that allows doctors in Medicare Advantage plans to qualify as participating in an alternative pay model. To comply with MACRA, clinicians have two tracks to choose from: MIPS, which requires clinicians to report and meet quality goals, and advanced alternative payment models, which require clinicians to take on financial risk as part of efforts to improve care and lower costs. If goals are met under an APM they're eligible for bonuses. (Dickson, 6/29)
CMS Proposes Paying Home Health Agencies For Remote Monitoring
The CMS is considering paying home health agencies for remote patient monitoring. Remote patient monitoring involves the use of digital tools to collect health data such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and electrocardiograms. (Dickson, 7/2)