Cohen also discussed ongoing discussions to move Medicare to a value-based physician payment system.
“This is on all your fee for service payments,” she noted.
The process has been streamlined, making it easier to pass during the first two years.
“There is not a lot of bonus money for the transition years, but that means that hopefully no ophthalmologists fail,” she said.
Ophthalmologists that are participating in the academy’s IRIS Registry are seeing Medicare bonus pay. The move toward value-based payment models could prove to be a win for physicians and patients alike. Driving support for value-based reimbursement could be the spark for change.
Cathy Grealy Cohen, CAE, MHSA
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This article was adapted from Ms. Cohen’s presentation at the American Glaucoma Society annual meeting. She has no financial interests to disclose.