Lesley Yeung, Member of the Firm in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Axios, in “Doctors Question Medicare Quality Program as More Face Steeper Penalties,” by Maya Goldman.

Following is an excerpt:

For years, the vast majority of physicians who participated in a Medicare program incentivizing high-quality care got payment bonuses.

But more doctors than ever are expected to soon be penalized for falling short of tougher new Medicare standards, prompting increased questions from providers about the program's impact. …

MIPS has helped consolidate quality measures physicians face from various programs, said Lesley Yeung, a lawyer for Epstein Becker Green who advises providers on Medicare payment programs.

But MIPS hasn't yet evolved from a tick-the-box item for providers into a true catalyst for value-based care, she said.

"That was always the goal, was my understanding, but getting there through the current process has just been long and arduous and still needs some work," she said.

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