MGMA Washington Connection 02/10/2022

02/10/2022 9:21 PM | Rebekah Francis (Administrator)

MIPS technical assistance program ends Feb. 15

Funding for the Quality Payment Program Small, Underserved, and Rural (QPP-SURS) technical assistance program ends on Feb. 15, 2022. This program supports practices participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by providing guidance in determining MIPS eligibility, submitting data, and transitioning to voluntary participation in alternative payment models (APMs).

MGMA is urging Congress to provide funding for the QPP-SURS program through 2027 to ensure small and rural practices can continue to succeed in the MIPS program. Join #MGMAAdvocacy by sending a letter to your congressional representatives today!

Reminder: Medicare telehealth changes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published an article regarding changes to telehealth billing that were included in the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). The changes mostly cover the expansion of mental telehealth services available following the conclusion of the COVID-19 public health emergency, including the ability to treat patients at home and via audio-only technology if certain conditions are met. The article also includes the two new mental telehealth modifiers – FQ and FR.

For more information on the telehealth changes included in the final 2022 PFS rule, download MGMA’s member-benefit analysis.

Join #MGMAAdvocacy on 2022 priority issues

While the MGMA Government Affairs team works tirelessly in Washington, D.C., advocating on top issues impacting group practices, we need your help to amplify the message to Congress. In less than five minutes you can send a personalized email advocating for change on all of the issues listed below!

Learn more about MGMA federal advocacy, access member-exclusive resources, and find out how you can be involved by visiting the MGMA advocacy webpage.  

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