Current Status
2/14/2019: The Multi-Carrier System (MCS) Shared System Maintainer installed a permanent fix on February 13, 2019, and mass adjustments will begin on March 1, 2019. This log will be updated when adjustments have been completed.


Issue Identified: February 5, 2019

Issue: CMS discovered an error in the implementation of the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) payment adjustment. It incorrectly applies payment adjustments for Medicare Part B drugs and other non-physician services billed by eligible clinicians (e.g., physicians and non-physician practitioners). Affected claims have a date of service of January 1, 2019, or after and CARC (claim adjustment reason code) 144 (positive adjustment) or 237 (negative adjustment) on the remittance.

CMS has instructed Medicare Administrative Contractors to apply a partial fix that will bypass the current MIPS payment adjustment logic for some affected codes. This interim action will not capture all of the affected codes. However, it will significantly reduce the number of impacted claims. Additional coding changes will be required by the Multi-Carrier System (MCS) shared system maintainer to implement a permanent fix.

Provider Action: No provider action is required. CMS will provide further instructions regarding necessary adjustments to address over and underpaid claims related to this issue and this claims payment issue will be updated at that time.

Status:
2/14/2019: The Multi-Carrier System (MCS) Shared System Maintainer installed a permanent fix on February 13, 2019, and mass adjustments will begin on March 1, 2019. This log will be updated when adjustments have been completed.

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