Compared to the rest of the country, Iowa (at 17 percent) ranks near the top among states in its proportion of Medicare beneficiaries and, at 13 practicing physicians per 1,000 beneficiaries, ranks close to last among states in its ratio of physicians to Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, Medicare reimbursement to Iowa physicians ranks among the lowest in the country - averaging around 80th out of 89 payment localities. Despite these factors, nationwide the quality of Iowa's health care is ranked 2nd overall.


New Medicare Card Webinars for Consumers, Beneficiaries, and Caregivers


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking help from providers to educate their patients who are Medicare beneficiaries about the new Medicare card they will be receiving.

2017 MIPS Performance Scores Now Available


MIPS eligible clinicians who submitted Quality Performance data for 2017 MIPS via claims may now view their performance score for 2017 Claims Data through the MIPS data submission feature.

CMS Conducting Study on Burden of Reporting for MIPS


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study, as outlined in the Quality Payment Program Year 2 final rule (CMS 5522- FC).