As October closed, CMS announced a new initiative called the "Patients Over Paperwork" initiative. The goal is to reduce the regulatory reporting burden put on clinicians. CMS wants to continue their transition to paying for value and quality, but redefine what it means to pay for value and quality. Their new initiative “aims to focus on outcome-based measures going forward, as opposed to trying to micromanage processes.”
In the same week, CMS dropped the Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule for year two. This new initiative is reflected in the changes found within the 1,653-page final rule. Based on the new requirements, it's clear that CMS is attempting to ease the transition into QPP for all clinicians and provide relief to small practices.
We have pulled together the top 13 significant highlights from the final rule. Here’s what you can expect for MIPS in 2018.
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TIPS FOR MIPS YEAR 2: A GUIDE TO THE 2018 QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAM
MARCH 14, 2018
1 P.M. ET | 12 NOON CT | 10 A.M. PT
Are your providers ready to meet their MIPS reporting requirements? This free educational webinar will help you understand the MIPS program structure and requirements.
You’ll learn the basics of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the specifics of what’s required for successful completion of MIPS. We will outline strategies that will help you prepare your providers for their best reporting year yet.
What you will learn
- Review the QPP Program tracks of APM and MIPS;
- Understand who is eligible for the MIPS program;
- Define the 2018 reporting requirements for MIPS by category;
- Describe the score calculation for each category;
- Learn tips and resources for preparing your clinicians for a successful quality reporting year.
This is your opportunity to ask the expert about how best to address your clinicians reporting challenges to start the year off right.