Quality Payment Program Regulations and Comments
2018 Proposed Regulation
On August 9, 2017 HRS submitted a letter commenting on several provisions included in the proposed rule.
2017 Final Regulation
MACRA Final Rule Includes New Electrophysiology Cardiac Specialist Measure Set- The final rule includes the 3 HRS-developed measures, which are included into a Electrophysiology Cardiac Specialist Measure Set .
- HRS-3: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Complications Rate
- HRS-9: Infection within 180 days of CIED Implantation, Replacement, or Revision
- HRS-12: Cardiac Tamponade and/or Pericardiocentesis Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
On October 14, 2016, the CMS just released the MACRA final rule. The rule is officially titled “Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models.” The full text of the final rule and an executive summary are available on the dedicated website at https://qpp.cms.gov/ .
HRS Comment Letter on the Final Rule
On December 15, 2016, the HRS submitted a letter commenting on the MACRA final rule with comment period . The provisions of this final rule with comment period are effective on January 1, 2017.
2017 Proposed Regulation
HRS Comment Letter: On June 27, 2016, the HRS submitted a letter commenting on the MACRA proposed rule .
HRS Summary: HRS developed a high-level summary explaining composition of this program, as well as how this new program will affect heart rhythm care practices.