[Podcast] 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Changes

By Erin Heilman. Posted Jul 28, 2017 in Quality Reporting, MACRA/MIPS Program, Academy, Podcast Episodes

So, what’s your plan for reporting to the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP)? Many providers who are facing an uphill battle to simply understand what is required of them in 2017 are opting to do absolutely nothing in the first year. And now, CMS has released the QPP proposed rule for year two. How can you prepare for changes in 2018 when you're not yet sure what you're doing for 2017?

In our fifth episode of the Quality Matters podcast we speak to Denise Scott, a certified MACRA/MIPS Healthcare Professional and the Director of Ambulatory Services at Medisolv. Denise will help you understand what you can do to easily fulfill your 2017 QPP requirements and give you a basic understanding of what the proposed changes are for 2018.

Who we talked to:

Denise Scott is the Director of Ambulatory Services at Medisolv. Denise has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and over 15 years in healthcare technology. Prior to joining Medisolv, Denise was a director of quality, informatics and Clinical integration for two large medical groups, and served as the Manager of HIT Services at Mass Pro. She is a subject matter expert in workflow redesign and meaningful use, and is board certified in nursing informatics. Denise is also a certified MACRA/MIPS Healthcare Professional.

What we cover:

  • A way in which you can fulfill your 2017 MIPS requirements with very little effort.
  • The three reporting options that CMS has given clinicians this year.
  • The major changes proposed by the 2018 QPP Proposed Rule.
  • Tips to prepare for 2018 MIPS reporting.

Resources:

Beginner's Guide to MACRA E-Book

How to Succeed in the MIPS Improvement Activities Category

A Deep Dive into MIPS: Advancing Care Information

MIPS Quality Category: It's All About the Numbers

How Can I Make Money in the First Year of MIPS?

Highlights from the 2018 QPP Proposed Rule

How to Comment On the Proposed Rule

Click this link and click the button that says "Submit a Formal Comment."

From the QPP website

Please see the proposed rule for instructions on how to submit comments by the close of the 60-day comment period on August 21, 2017. When commenting refer to file code CMS 5522-P. Instructions for submitting comments are in the proposed rule; FAX transmissions won’t be accepted. Use one of the following ways to officially submit comments:

 Electronically through Regulations.gov
 Regular mail
 Express or overnight mail
 Hand or courier

For more information, go to: qpp.cms.gov



Webinar:

SURVIVING MIPS IN YEAR 2

When: Wednesday, December 6
1 P.M. ET | 12 P.M. CT | 10 A.M. PT

The Quality Payment Program final rule drops at the beginning of November and it’s time to being processing and planning for 2018. In this can’t miss webinar session, Medisolv’s certified MACRA/MIPS Healthcare Professional, Denise Scott, will walk you through all of the new requirements for the MIPS program in 2018. 

This free educational webinar will help you understand who is eligible for the MIPS program and what’s required for successful completion. We will outline strategies that will help you prepare your providers for their best reporting year yet.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  1. About the changes made in the 2018 final rule for the Quality Payment Program;
  2. Reporting requirements for MIPS;
  3. How the final score is calculated;
  4. Best practices and resources for preparing your clinicians for a successful quality reporting year.

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Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Marketing Manager for Medisolv, Inc.

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