Dive Brief:

  • CMS proposed a Medicare Advantage demonstration that would allow clinicians to sidestep Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements for those who participate “sufficiently” in certain risk-based MA plans.
  • The Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) would offer another choice to providers, who have said there aren’t enough alternative payment method (APM) options to avoid MIPS requirements.
  • The agency is seeking public comment on the proposal and asking providers about potential burdens connected to the demonstration.

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