• Friday, April 06, 2018 1:35 PM | Deleted user

    You can now use the updated CMS MIPS Participation Lookup Tool to check on your 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

    Just enter your National Provider Identifier, or NPI, to find out whether you need to participate during the 2018 performance year.

    Changes to Low-Volume Threshold

    To reduce the burden on small practices, we’ve changed the eligibility threshold for 2018. Clinicians and groups are now excluded from MIPS if they:

    • Billed $90,000 or less in Medicare Part B allowed charges for covered professional services under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS)


    • Furnished covered professional services under the PFS to 200 or fewer Medicare Part B -enrolled beneficiaries

    This means that to be included in MIPS for the 2018 performance period  you need to have billed more than $90,000 in Medicare Part B allowed charges for covered professional services under the PFS AND furnished covered professional services under the PFS to more than 200 Medicare Part B enrolled beneficiaries.

    Note: The 2018 Participation Lookup Tool Update for Alternative Payment Model (APM) participants will be updated at a later time.

    Find Out Today

    Find out whether you’re eligible for MIPS today. Prepare now to earn a positive payment adjustment in 2020 for your 2018 performance.

  • Friday, April 06, 2018 9:25 AM | Deleted user

    The Physician Medicine and Drugs Procedure Codes and Fee Schedule have been updated for 2018. For details, click here.

  • Friday, March 30, 2018 11:17 AM | Deleted user

    MCMS and 7th District Branch Physicians -

    March 30th, National Doctor’s Day, is a day set aside to show appreciation for the role of America’s physicians in caring for the sick and advancing the art and science of medicine.  I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the physicians in our community who dedicate their lives to the health and well being of their patients.

    Since the days of the Hippocratic Oath, the physician has been held in high esteem as healer, trusted confidant and patient advocate.  The relationship between physician and patient is invaluable.  Technological breakthroughs have done much to advance the science of medicine, however, the patient- physician relationship remains the fundamental tenant of medicine. Patients depend on their doctors, and for good reason. 

    You make the world a better place through the selfless dedication and compassion you show to our community.  As you give your all to your patients, I’m proud MCMS stands ready to support you and the profession of Medicine.

    Thank you for choosing to practice medicine, and as always, thank you for all that you do for this community.


    Christopher Bell, MS, MBA
    Executive Director
    Monroe County Medical Society
    American Academy of Pediatrics NY 1
    Genesee Valley Medical Foundation

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:58 PM | Deleted user

    The data submission deadline for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is March 31. Resources:

    ·       Submitting 2017 Transition Year Data Fact Sheet

    ·       Quality Performance Category Fact Sheet

    ·       Quality Measure Specifications

    ·       Quality Benchmarks

    ·       Quality Measure Specifications Supporting Documents

    ·       Quality Performance Category Claims Data Submission Fact Sheet

    ·       Eligible Measure Applicability Resources

    ·       Patient-Facing Encounter Codes Fact Sheet and List

    ·       30-day All-cause Hospital Readmission Measure

    ·       Improvement Activities Fact Sheet

    ·       Scores for Improvement Activities Fact Sheet

    ·       Web-Based Training Courses

    For More Information:

    ·       Quality Payment Program website

    ·       Resource Library webpage

    ·       Contact the Quality Payment Program Service Center at QPP@cms.hhs.gov or 866-288-8292 (TTY: 877-715-6222)


  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:35 AM | Deleted user
    This is a reminder that Saturday, March 31, 2018 is the final day for applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) to submit and attest to data for the June 30, 2018 publication of Program Year 2017 data.   

    In order for your Program Year 2017 data submission to be considered timely and be included in the June 2018 data publication, you must complete the attestation for your submitted data by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on March 31, 2017.

    Reporting entities are encouraged to perform final submission and attestation of all entered records as soon as possible to avoid potential processing delays nearing the reporting deadline.

    Data submission and attestation activities can be completed by logging into the Open Payments system through the EIDM Portal.

    If you have reported data during previous program years but have not yet begun reporting for Program Year 2017, you will need to recertify in the Open Payments system before you can begin any 2017 submission activities.

    For more information about the recertification process as well as new registrations, refer to the Applicable Manufacturer and GPO Registration and Re-Certification – Quick Reference Guide [PDF]to help you complete this necessary step.

    For all other resources including the Open Payments User Guide, go to the Resources page on our website.

    Questions—Contact Live Help Desk

    Need help or have more questions? Contact the Open Payments Help Desk at openpayments@cms.hhs.gov or call 1-855-326-8366.The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET), excluding Federal holidays.

    The Help Desk will be available on Saturday March 31, 2018 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

    The Help Desk refers media inquiries to CMS’ Press Office for response.

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 11:25 AM | Deleted user

    We are proud to be a finalist for the Greater Rochester Quality Council’s Performance Excellence Awards! 

    We appreciate the dedicated physician leaders & healthcare stakeholders in our community who sit at our Quality Collaborative table, making it a model for other parts of the country!

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 4:00 PM | Deleted user

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Special Open Door Forum:
    New Medicare Card Project

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time
    Conference Call Only

    CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) to give Providers an opportunity to ask questions about CMS’ New Medicare Card Project. Use this call to get answers to your questions so you’re ready to accept the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) starting April 1, 2018.

    For more information about the New Medicare Project, please visit our website:https://www.cms.gov/newcard

    Feedback and questions on the New Medicare Card Project can be sent to: NewMedicareCardSSNRemoval@cms.hhs.gov

    Special Open Door Participation Instructions

    Participant Dial-In Number:  1-800-837-1935

    Conference ID #: 4588156

    Note: TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.  

    A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website at https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html for downloading.

    For automatic emails of Open Door Forum schedule updates (E-Mailing list subscriptions) and to view Frequently Asked Questions please visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/.

  • Friday, March 16, 2018 8:55 AM | Deleted user

    Our congratulations to YourCare Health Plan Chief Medical Officer Joe Stankaitis, MD on his Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Diabetes Association of Rochester! Well deserved! http://bit.ly/2pijiU4

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