TMA MACRA News and Advocacy

Medicare Corrects 2020 MIPS Errors, Extends Review Deadline Texas Medicine Today, Oct. 7, 2021

Medicare’s Quality Payment Program Won’t Support Internet Explorer 11 Texas Medicine Today, Sept. 29, 2021

2020 MIPS Scores, Feedback Now Available Texas Medicine Today, Aug. 12, 2021

MIPSperceptions: Study Confirms Doctors’ View of Medicare Program as Burdensome Texas Medicine, June 2021

Medicare Eliminates Cost Category Factor in 2020 MIPS Texas Medicine Today, June 1, 2021

Medicare Provides MIPS Relief Due to Texas Winter Storm Texas Medicine Today, May 27, 2021

Submit 2020 Data Now to Avoid Medicare Pay Cut Texas Medicine Today, Feb. 24, 2021

Review Your Physician Compare Data Now Texas Medicine Today, Jan. 29, 2021

The Customer Is Always Right? Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Have Fans and Detractors Texas Medicine, Jan. 2021

Medicare Freezes Thresholds for MIPS Exemption Texas Medicine Today, Jan. 22, 2021

Help TMA Standardize Quality Measures in Value-Based Care Texas Medicine Today, Dec. 18, 2020

Do Your Security Risk Assessment Before Dec. 31 Texas Medicine Today, Dec.3, 2020

2020 MIPS Data Submission Deadlines Approaching Texas Medicine Today, Dec. 2, 2020

Last Chance to Start Certain 2020 MIPS Reporting Tomorrow Texas Medicine Today, Oct. 2, 2020

Didn’t Get Your 5% APM Incentive Payment? Take Action by Nov. 13 Texas Medicine Today, Sept. 23, 2020

A Social Shift: COVID-19 Disparities Prompt Emphasis on Value-Based Care Texas Medicine, Sept. 2020

Going Nowhere: APM Committee Resignations Cast Doubt on Payment Models' Future Texas Medicine, April 2020

Check For 2019 MIPS Errors, File Targeted Review by Oct. 5 Texas Medicine Today, Sept. 21, 2020

Get MIPS Credit for Participating in COVID-19 Clinical Trials Texas Medicine Today, April 21, 2020

Apply by April 30 to Avoid a 7% MIPS Payment Penalty Texas Medicine Today, Apr. 20, 2020

CMS Postpones 2019 MIPS Reporting Deadline to April 30 Texas Medicine Today, Mar. 23, 2020

Submit 2019 QPP Data by March 31 to Avoid a 7% MIPS Payment Cut Texas Medicine Today, Jan. 23. 2020

Deadline: Claim Your 5% Medicare Bonus by Feb. 28 Texas Medicine Today, Jan. 21, 2020

An Unfair Game: Quality Payment Program Rules Still Stacked Against Physicians Texas Medicine, Jan. 1, 2020  

AMA House Rejects MIPS Plan Texas Medicine Today, Nov. 20, 2019

Do Your Security Risk Assessment Before Dec. 31 Texas Medicine Today, Nov. 14, 2019

Learn The ABCs of the QPP With Free CME Texas Medicine Today, Nov. 11, 2019

Get Details About Your 5% Medicare Bonus Texas Medicine Today, Nov. 5, 2019

CMS Finalizes Changes to QPP, Medicare Fee Schedule Texas Medicine Today, Nov. 4, 2019

Fix Medicare Now, TMA Tells Feds Texas Medicine Today, Oct. 1, 2019

More Pain for Small Shops? Texas Medicine, Oct. 1, 2019

Check Your EHR Settings by Oct. 1 Texas Medicine Today, Sept. 30, 2019   

File Your MIPS Targeted Review Request by Sept. 30 Texas Medicine Today, Sept. 18, 2019

Yes, You Do Have to Comply With a MIPS Audit Request Texas Medicine Today, Aug. 14, 2019

Will You Get a Medicare Bonus or Pay Cut Next Year? Texas Medicine Today, July 11, 2019

Be On the Lookout for MIPS Audit Request Texas Medicine Today, June 25, 2019

AMA House Punts on Texas Plan to Fix QPP Texas Medicine Today, June 20, 2019

TMA to Congress: Undo Payment Freeze, Help Physicians With MACRA Texas Medicine Today, June 11, 2019

Texans Invite AMA to Join Crusade to Fix QPP Texas Medicine Today, June 4, 2019

False Impression: Medicine Says Medicare Report Inflates Success of Quality Program Texas Medicine, June 2019

Medicine to CMS: Medicare Report Inflates Success of Quality Program Texas Medicine Today, May 1, 2019

Get Awarded For Your Quality Work in 2018 Texas Medicine Today, Apr. 12, 2019

Unfair Playing Field? QPP Scoring May Hurt Physicians Not Hospital-Affiliated Texas Medicine Today, Apr. 11, 2019

How to Avoid MIPS Penalty with Minimal Reporting by April 2 Texas Medicine Today, Mar. 25, 2019

Free MIPS Help from TMF Health Quality Institute Texas Medicine Today, Mar. 22, 2019   

Deadline to Submit 2018 MIPS Data is April 2 Texas Medicine Today, Mar. 12, 2019

CMS Working to Correct MIPS Payment Errors Texas Medicine Today, Mar. 5, 2019

Check for MIPS Payment Adjustment Errors Texas Medicine Today, Feb. 4, 2019

Making the CEHRT Switch: EHR Upgrade Required for Incentive Payment Programs Texas Medicine, Jan. 2019   

Buying Time: Medicine’s Warnings Prompt CMS to Delay Dramatic Coding and Payment Changes Texas Medicine, Jan. 2019  

New Rules, Free CME: 2019 Medicare Payments Texas Medicine Today, Dec. 18, 201

Review Your Physician Compare Data Before Jan. 7 Texas Medicine Today, Dec. 12, 2018

MIPS Audit? Here’s What You Need to Know Texas Medicine Today, Nov. 15, 2018

Give QPP Feedback, Get MIPS Credit Texas Medicine Today, Nov. 12, 2018

CMS Delays Dramatic Office-Visit Coding Changes Until 2021 Texas Medicine Today, Nov. 2 , 2018  

Small Practices Can Get a Pass on MIPS Promoting Interoperability in 2018 Texas Medicine Today, Oct. 24, 2018  

Medicare Needs Your Help Creating Cost Measures Texas Medicine Today, Oct. 8, 2018   

Medicare Gets It Wrong, Re-Calculates MIPS Scores and Changes 2019 Payment Adjustments Texas Medicine Today, Sept. 18, 2018

Stop Proposed Medicare Changes, TMA Tells Lawmakers Texas Medicine Today, Sept. 14, 2018

75 Ways the Big Medicare Changes Are Very Bad for Physicians and Patients Texas Medicine Today, Sept. 11, 2018

New Options for Medicare’s 2019 Quality Payment Program Texas Medicine Today, Sept. 11, 2018   

Physicians Finally See How They Fared in First Year of MIPS Texas Medicine, Sept. 2018

CMS Proposes Big Medicare Changes for 2019 Texas Medicine Today, July 16, 2018

Feds Release Final Medicare Quality Scores Texas Medicine Today, July 11, 2018

How Will Quality Scores Affect Your 2019 Medicare Payments? Get an EIDM Account ASAP Texas Medicine Today, June 18, 2018

Survey Gives TMA a Look Into Your World Texas Medicine Today, May 14, 2018  

Confusing Medicare Program Gets Another New Name Blogged Arteries, Apr. 25, 2018

MACRA Corner: TMA Wants To Hear From You On The QPP Texas Medicine, Apr. 2018

Tell the Feds About MIPS Burdens, Prevent a 2020 Penalty Texas Medicine Today, Apr. 23, 2018

The Good, the Bad, and the MIPS Exempt for 2018 Texas Medicine Today, Apr. 19, 2018

Congress Asks, TMA Delivers: 50 More Ways to Fix Medicare Texas Medicine Today, Apr. 18, 2018

Fed Up With the MIPS Burdens? Tell the Feds Texas Medicine Today, Feb. 28, 2018

MIPS is Dead, MIPS is Dead; Well, Not Quite Blogged Arteries, Feb. 20, 2018  

Five Things to Know As QPP Deadlines Approach Texas Medicine Today, Feb. 15, 2018  

All of a Sudden, One Month Less for Claims-Based MIPS Reporting Texas Medicine Today, Feb. 14, 2018

TMA Takes Physicians’ Grievances to Washington Texas Medicine Today, Feb. 14, 2018

Medicare Payments Cut? Apply for a Reconsideration Now Texas Medicine Today, Feb. 7, 2018   

Get a Medicare Bonus With New Bundled Payment Model Texas Medicine Today, Jan. 23, 2018

Very Few U.S. Physicians to See Medicare Bonuses This Year Texas Medicine Today, Jan. 19, 2018

MEDPAC to Congress: Get Rid of MIPS Texas Medicine Today, Jan 12, 2018

Medicare Streamlines QPP Submission Process Texas Medicine Today, Jan. 12, 2018

 TMA Convinces CMS to Give Harvey-Affected Physicians a Break Texas Medicine Today, Jan. 4, 2018

Take Action Now to Avoid 2019 Medicare Payment Penalty Texas Medicine Today, Jan. 4, 2018

New Tools Available to Submit MIPS Data Successfully Action, Dec. 15, 2017

TMA Wins MIPS Exemption for Many Harvey-Affected Practices Action, Dec. 15, 2017

Are You Exempt From MIPS in 2018? Action, Nov.15, 2017

New MIPS Option Now Available Action, Nov. 1, 2017

Weigh In on Medicare Cost Measures by Nov. 20 Action, Nov. 1, 2017

Preview Your Quality Performance Scores Before They Become Public Action, Nov. 1, 2017

Security Risk Assessment for HIPAA — and Medicare/Medicaid? TMA Practice E-Tips, Oct. 19, 2017   

Are You Eligible for a 5-Percent Medicare Bonus Payment? Action, Oct. 17, 2017

TMA: Federal Legislation Needed to Continue Successful MIPS Rollout Action, Oct. 17, 2017

MIPS Milestone: Last 90-Day Performance Period Starts Oct. 2 Action, Oct. 2, 2017

Do You Have a Medicare Bonus – or Penalty – Coming Next Year? Action, Oct. 2, 2017

QPP Made Simple(r) - TMA Helps Physicians Advocacy Institute Launch Vast MACRA Resource Center Texas Medicine, Oct. 2017

Help for You to Master the ABCs of QPP, MIPS, MACRA Action, Sept. 18, 2017

TMA to Feds: Some Proposed QPP Changes “Costly and Wasteful” Action, Sept. 18, 2017

TMA Seeking Waivers to MACRA Requirements for Physicians Affected by Harvey Action Special, Sept. 8, 2017

Affected by Harvey? You Might be Eligible for a MIPS Hardship Exception Action Special, Aug. 29, 2017  

Another Possible Audit, This Time for MIPS TMA Practice E-Tips, Aug. 16, 2017

Are You Receiving MIPS Credit for Your Quality Data on Claims? Action, Aug. 15, 2017

Hardship Exception Applications for ACI Participation Available Now Action, Aug. 15, 2017

Comment Period Open for Proposed Medicare Rules Changes Action, Aug. 15, 2017

On Their Way: New Medicare Patient ID Numbers TMA Practice E-Tips, Aug. 10, 2017

TMF Can Help You Navigate MIPS Improvement Activities Action, Aug. 1, 2017   

Here's How to Avoid Medicare Payment Penalties Action, July 17, 2017

TMF Provides MACRA Support for Small Practices Action, July 17, 2017

Get Tech Help Online From TMA Action, July 5, 2017

Have Your Say on 2018 MACRA Proposed Rule Action, July 5, 2017

Build Your Own Payment Model - MACRA-Formed Committee, Health and Human Services Secretary Looking for Physician Ideas Texas Medicine, July 2017

MIPS Deadline: Register by June 30 Action, June 15, 2017

You Have MACRA Questions? TMA Has Answers  Action, June 15, 2017

Make a Penalty-Free Shift From Meaningful Use to MIPS TMA Practice E-Tips, June 14, 2017

Get Dual Incentives through MACRA, Meaningful Use Action, June 1, 2017

Medicare Further Delays New Bundled Payment Models Action, June 1, 2017

Big Help for Small Shops – TMF Health Quality Institute Wins Award to Help Small Practices Texas Medicine, June 2017

MIPS-Exempt? Check Online Action, May 15, 2017

Are You MIPS Exempt? Word Coming Soon Action, May 1, 2017

Avoid the 2019 MACRA Penalty With Minimal Reporting TMA Practice E-Tips, Apr. 27, 2017

Quality Improvement: Practice Awards and Free Webinars Action, Apr. 17, 2017

Update: Medicare Delays New Bundled Payment Models Until 2018 Action, Apr. 3, 2017

How to Submit the Bare Minimum to Avoid 2019 MIPS Penalty Action, Apr. 3, 2017

Feds Award $100 Million in MACRA Help to Small, Rural Practices Action, Mar. 1, 2017

MACRA: Propose Your Own Physician-Focused Payment Model Action, Feb. 15, 2017

Confused About Quality Reporting? Get Help From TMF and TMA Action, Feb. 15, 2017

MACRA: Review Your Options for Medicare's New Quality Payment Program Action, Jan. 17, 2017

Only Nine Days Left to Become an Accountable Care Leader Action, Jan. 5, 2017

MACRA: Easing the Pain? Texas Medicine, Jan. 2017

TMA Wins MACRA Improvements, Wants More  Action, Dec. 15, 2016

Register for Live Event on MACRA and the New Quality Payment Program Action, Dec. 15, 2016

MACRA Penalties Reprieve Makes Accountable Care Program Essential Action, Dec. 15, 2016

Navigate Health Care’s Rocky Future as a TMA Accountable Care Leader Action, Dec. 1, 2016

Webinar Gives Overview of MACRA 2017; Register Now Action, Dec. 1, 2016

Check Your EHR Certification Compliance for Meaningful Use, MACRA Action, Nov. 1, 2016

Heads Ups: New and Notable From Medicare TMA Practice E-Tips, Oct. 28, 2016

Six Ways to Become a Better Collaborator TMA Practice E-Tips, Oct. 18, 2016

Final MACRA Rule Includes Real Improvements Action Special Issue, Oct. 17, 2016

5 Steps to Prepare for MACRA Now Texas Medicine, Oct. 2016

Learn From the Experts Texas Medicine, Oct. 2016

Feds Announce First-Year Break on MACRA Penalties Action Special Issue, Sept. 9, 2016

MACRA: Fix or folly? Texas Medicine, Sept. 2016

Is MACRA Worth Your While? Action, Sept.1, 2016

MACRA Makes Medicare Opt-Out Changes TMA Practice E-Tips, Aug. 17, 2016

TeleTown Hall Meeting Answers Texas Physicians’ MACRA Questions July 2016

Bracing for MACRA, Texas Medicine, July 2016

Medicare Man Enters the Maw of MACRA Malcontent, Blogged Arteries, June 30, 2016

MACRA: Not What Congress Ordered, by TMA President Don R. Read, MD. From KevinMD, June 21, 2016

MACRA: Good, Bad, or Downright Ugly for Physicians? Action, June 1, 2016

MACRA: Weigh In on New Patient Relationship Categories Action, May 2, 2016

Quality Made Easier Texas Medicine, April 2016

Help Shape Medicare's Quality Measure Development Plan Action, Feb. 16, 2016

Navigating Value Based Care Texas Medicine, Dec. 2015

TMA Says Future Medicare Requirements Are Wasteful, Costly Action, Dec. 1, 2015

How Will Your Practice Thrive in Post-SGR Medicare? Action, Nov. 2, 2015

Tell CMS What You Think of MACRA Action, Nov. 2, 2015

AMA, TMA Tell Feds to Speed Up Release of MACRA Funds Action, Oct. 15, 2015

SGR Is Gone. Now What? Texas Medicine, Sept. 2015

Medicare Payments to Physicians Increased 0.5 Percent on July 1 Action, July 15, 2015

R.I.P. SGR Texas Medicine, June 2015

AMA Provides SGR Repeal Bill Summary, Timeline Action, May 15, 2015

Huge Victory for Medicine: No More SGR! Action, Apr. 15, 2015

Your Guide to Medicare Value-Based Care Texas Medicine, Apr. 2015

Last Updated On

November 03, 2021

Originally Published On

December 16, 2016