In an effort to further develop and expand quality measures for use in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) intends to offer up to $30 million in grant funding over three years.
The objective of Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is to improve the quality of care while reducing cost. A physician's costs will account for 10 percent of his or her total MIPS score in 2018.
A new position paper from the European Society of Cardiology discusses the future of continuing medical education (CME), noting that the wide-ranging biomedical innovation seen in recent years requires physicians to frequently update their knowledge base and skills.
Speaking at the Federation of American Hospitals' annual Public Policy Conference in Washington D.C., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said the agency is focusing on the transition to value-based payment transition.