Guess what? You might actually be able to make some real money in the MIPS program next year. That's because CMS is upping the minimum and exceptional scores so more of the worst performer’s money will feed the best performers.
CMS released the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule which contained the revised MIPS requirements. Next year CMS is upping the minimum score requirements and plan to post your 2018 MIPS performance to Physician Compare. Also, of note, CMS has released its vision for how their new MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) program may look in 2021. I’ve summarized the gist of the program below the slideshow.Read More
There are two different tracks to the Quality Payment Program: MIPS and Advanced APMs. By now, we are all pretty familiar with the terms. But did you know that if you participate in an APM (such as an ACO) you may still be required to report to MIPS?
Preparing for a successful QPP participation can be challenging, especially if you wait until the last minute to do your research and make a game plan. Keep in mind that the reporting period for QPP has already begun.Read More
Will the real MIPS please stand up? Trying to get your facts straight for MIPS reporting can be confusing and frustrating. And with a positive or negative payment adjustment at stake, having the right information is crucial for achieving MIPS success.
So, what’s the truth about MIPS round two? Are you up to speed with accurate requirements and changes for 2018?Read More
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
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