California Healthline: CMS Proposes Medicare Reimbursement Changes, Increases for 2015

CMS has proposed increasing the number of quality measures used in the Medicare Shared Savings program for accountable care organizations, according to its proposed 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule released Thursday, Modern Healthcare reports.

The measures would place an even greater emphasis on patient outcomes.

Specifically, the number of quality measures used to assess ACOs would increase from 33 to 37. ACOs would need to meet the quality performance goals to earn bonus payments under the program. The new measures would include:

Continue reading here: http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2014/7/7/cms-proposes-medicare-reimbursement-changes-increases-for-2015

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