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SIS Comments on the Medicare Quality Payment Program 2018 Proposed Rule

Tuesday, August 22, 2017  

On August 21, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) submitted comments to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Proposed Rule on the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) Calendar Year 2018 Update [CMS-5522-P].

SIS acknowledges CMS's efforts to provide significant regulatory relief and expansion of opportunities for solo and small practices. The letter outlines a number of concerns and suggestions relative to challenges CMS faces in implementing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

SIS will continue to monitor CMS rule-making activities to comment on behalf of interventional spine care physicians.

Read the letter here.

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