Check out this article about how more small medical practices could benefit from and qualify for exclusions from the Quality Payment Program! nnSmall practices could add points to their total performance scores in the merit-based incentive payment system and may qualify for an exemption from EHR requirements.nnMore small practices may qualify for exclusions from the Quality Payment Program (QPP), claim hardship exceptions from electronic health record (EHR) requirements, and earn automatic bonus points if the proposed QPP rule released June 20 is finalized.nnThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed increasing two low-volume thresholds that would grant additional exclusions in 2018:n
- Practices that bill less than $90,000 in Part B charges.
- Practices that see fewer than 200 Medicare patients.
nThese practices would be exempt from QPP requirements in 2018. Those figures are up from $30,000 in Part B charges and 100 Medicare patients in 2017.n