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OMB Completes Review of APMs/MIPS Proposed Rule; Public Inspection Imminent

On April 26, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed its regulatory review of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding “Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in Medicare Fee-for-Service.”

OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs review is one of the final steps prior to public availability of the NPRM. Therefore, we expect the NPRM will very soon be placed on the Office of the Federal Register’s (OFR) Public Inspection Desk for future publication in the Federal Register.

As always, the pre-publication version of the NPRM will be accessible to the public soon after CMS submits it to OFR. Availability could be as early as today, sometime this week, or perhaps even next week. Note that CMS traditionally times their submissions to OFR for Friday afternoon releases, although they may choose not to in this particular case.

As a reminder, this is a proposed rule for public comment purposes. CMS plans to promulgate the final rule for MIPS/APMs around Fall 2016. The American College of Radiology’s Economics, Government Relations, and Quality & Safety leadership and staff teams will continue to be heavily involved in this rulemaking advocating on behalf of ACR’s members.

Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare
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