Attend Our March 3 Webinar: 2021 MIPS Reporting

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January 26, 2021

2021 MIPS: What You Need to Know to Avoid a Penalty

Register today to join AAPM&R for an informative webinar on Wednesday, March 3 at 6 pm (CT).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates the Quality Payment Program annually via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule. Eligible clinicians either report using an Alternative Payment Model or the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Most physiatrists will be reporting under MIPS, which will impact their future Medicare reimbursements.

AAPM&R will host a MIPS webinar on Wednesday, March 3 at 6 pm (CT) to review the new 2021 reporting requirements and explain how you can improve your score within each of the four performance categories:

  • Quality
  • Improvement Activities
  • Promoting Interoperability
  • Cost

Positive or negative payment adjustments based on a provider’s performance score will be a maximum 9% for the 2021 performance year and 2023 payments.

We’ll go over how to identify appropriate quality measures and improvement activities for your physiatry practice and share strategies to monitor costs and meet promoting interoperability components.

Register today to join us on March 3.

AAPM&R is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AAPM&R designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.