Denise Scott

Denise Scott, Director of Ambulatory Services, brings over 30 years in healthcare and over 15 years in HIT implementation, optimization, quality measurement and improvement in the ambulatory physician environment to Medisolv. Prior to joining Medisolv, Denise was a Director of Quality, Informatics and Clinical Integration for two large medical groups in Massachusetts and the former Manager, HIT Services at Masspro where she led a variety of HIT related projects. Denise is a subject matter expert on workflow redesign and Meaningful Use, and is board certified in Nursing Informatics.
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How to succeed in the MIPS Improvement Activities category

We are finishing up our 3-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. 

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A Deep Dive into MIPS: Advancing Care Information

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.

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MIPS Quality – It’s All About the Numbers

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.

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13 Things to Know About the MACRA Final Rule

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.

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Get started with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) with this 101 course covering the basics of understanding eCQMs.



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In this course you’ll learn the basics of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the specifics of what’s required for successful completion of MIPS.



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