Carol L. Henwood, DO, FACOFP dist. and Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP
Understand the new CMS changes affecting physician payment starting January 1, 2017. Identify which path your practice will follow, Merit-Based Incentive Payment or Advanced Payment Models, and the requirements for each. For 2017, there will be new requirements to be met by every physician. Quality will be more heavily weighted, Meaningful Use will change to Advancing Care Information, Resource use will be calculated via claims data, and Clinical Practice Improvement Activities is a new category for 2017.