MACRA News: Update on Patient Relationship Categories and Codes

News | Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:00 pm


 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an updated list of Patient Relationship Categories: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Value-Based-Programs/MACRA-MIPS-and-APMs/CMS-Patient-Relationship-Categories-and-Codes.pdf.

This posting fulfils the requirement of The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Section 101(f) to post an operational list of patient relationship categories and codes. It is important to note that patient relationship categories and codes will be a required submission on all claims by Eligible Clinicians beginning January 1, 2018. CMS will consider these in the future as a component of Cost Measurement.