The final school bell is ringing—it’s MIPS submission time! The deadline for Eligible Clinicians to submit their 2017 MIPS reporting files to CMS has been extended to Tuesday, April 3. Providers, are you ready? All that hard work is about to pay off (so, is it dinner on you?).Read More
We are finishing up our four-part MIPS series in which we dig deep into each reporting category of MIPS. We offer tips to succeed and explore ways to identify the nuances of each category.
In this final part of our series, we explore the Improvement Activities category of MIPS, which is the only category that did not replace a former CMS program. The other MIPS categories all replaced former CMS reporting programs.
Of all the MIPS category requirements for 2018 submission, the Improvement Activities category might be the simplest to understand.Read More
In part three of our four-part series on MIPS 2018, we are going to review the Advancing Care Information category of MIPS. If you missed either of our previous posts, you can find them below. In part one, we reviewed the Quality Payment Program and the general MIPS requirements. This was followed by a close look at the Cost and Quality category requirements last week.Read More
Welcome to part two of our four-part series on the MIPS 2018 program. In last week’s post, we covered the basics of the Quality Payment Program. We reviewed where it came from and the major components of the program. We dove a little deeper by reviewing who is eligible for the MIPS program, how the scoring works and your options for reporting. If you missed any of that, you can catch up by reading [PART 1] Understanding MIPS 2018.Read More
We are finishing up our three-part MIPS series in which we dig deep into each reporting category of MIPS. We offer tips to succeed and explore ways to identify the nuances of each category.
In this final part of our series, we explore the Improvement Activities category of MIPS, which is a brand new reporting category. The other MIPS categories all replace a former CMS reporting program. This category does not.
Of all the MIPS category requirements for 2017 submission, the Improvement Activities category might be the simplest.Read More
You’ve been hearing a lot about MIPS lately. It seems that everywhere you look, someone has an eBook or a webinar that will reveal all of the secrets to successfully submitting for MIPS with one convenient, easy-to-digest piece of content. But is anyone really telling you anything you don’t already know?
Well, in this article, we dig quite a bit deeper into one specific category of MIPS; the Advancing Care Information category. This article is not for the faint of heart. You’ll want to put on some music, shut your door, and really think about how best to digest this information and put it to use with your clinicians.Read More
Well, we’re almost two months into 2017 – the first year of MIPS! As everyone tries to finish submitting their PQRS and Meaningful Use data for 2016, the need to make decisions about the new quality program sits on top of the To-Do list. Usually, when a new program is announced by CMS, it’s a matter of understanding the new acronyms associated with the program. PQRS is gone and has been replaced with a category named QUALITY.
That’s the good news – it will be easy to know what you are reporting under this category of MIPS – quality measures and performance. You may have already reported certain quality measures to CMS in the past few years and they may still be good measures to report for MIPS, but MIPS is different in a few ways.Read More
After a listening tour and nearly 4,000 public comments, the final Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) final rule was announced on October 14 by the Department of Health and Human Services. The final rule includes the policies to implement the new Quality Payment Program tying physician payments to quality of care. A few questions on everyone’s mind are how much do I stand to lose and do I need to report?
You can scan through all 2,205 pages of the final rule or you could read this week’s blog, which breaks down the 13 things to know about the MACRA final rule.Read More
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