2018 MIPS Reimbursements: How Does It Work?

Achieving a successful MIPS submission can be challenging for any Eligible Clinician—but did you know that small practices in particular are more likely to receive a negative payment adjustment than larger practices?

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2019 MIPS Proposed Rule: Key Highlights

What’s in store for year three of the Quality Payment Program (QPP)? Last week, CMS dropped the 2019 QPP proposed rule. In addition to focusing on improving patient care by greatly reducing paperwork requirements for clinicians, it includes some major MIPS changes such as removing several process-based quality measures, overhauling the newly named Promoting Interoperability category and modifying technical requirements. Keep in mind that these are just the proposed changes. The final rule will come out in late fall.

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Planning Resources for MIPS 2018 [DOWNLOAD]

What is your hospital doing to prepare for MIPS 2018? Do you and your team have a plan in place for a smooth and successful submission? While it may feel like you just recovered from…err I mean completed the first year of MIPS, it’s time to start gearing up for round two!

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50 Quality Reporting Resources for 2018

Hot dogs, (adult) beverages, flag cake, fireworks—ah yes, let freedom ring.

In honor of Independence Day, we’ve gathered a list of 50 resources for your quality reporting needs. Get it? 50 states…50 resources.

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eCQMs: What Did Hospital Professionals Rank Easiest and Hardest?

Implementing, maintaining and submitting eCQMs to fulfill requirements for the major regulatory programs such as the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program is a lot of work for hospitals—or is it?

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Survey Results: The eCQM Process

Since eCQM reporting to the IQR program became a requirement in 2016, hospitals and clinicians have had to give some serious thought to the structure of their eCQM program. Some hospitals had everything set up as a result of the Meaningful Use years, and others only began the eCQM implementation process to ensure they could fulfill the IQR requirement.

Medisolv wanted to know how difficult this process was for hospitals. We were also curious to find out if monitoring eCQMs after the initial set up is burdensome to hospitals.  

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2018 Hospital IQR Deadlines Calendar [DOWNLOAD]

Summer has sadly come to an end. To help you start gearing up for fall, we’re offering a free download of our 2018 hospital IQR deadlines calendar. 

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How to Improve Your Hospital's Contraindication Documentation

This week we are talking about contraindication documentation for eCQMs (or “the dreaded negation,” as we like to call it here at Medisolv). While it’s not exactly a favorite topic by anyone’s stretch of the imagination, having a good process in place for capturing contraindications is one of the key things a hospital can do in order to improve their eCQM results. That’s because most eCQM logic references contraindication which, if documented correctly in the EHR, will prevent the patient from failing the measure and ultimately improve performance.

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Readmission Prevention Checklist [DOWNLOAD]

Did you know that almost 80% of hospitals nationwide received a penalty to their Medicare reimbursement payments in 2018 due to their hospital’s readmission rate?1 Hospital readmission rates continue to be a problem in our country. However, there are tools that hospitals can leverage to help them predict the likelihood of a patient coming back into their hospital. Using this predictive tool, Medisolv created a handy Readmission Prevention Checklist—and you can download it for free! The checklist will help your hospital get started on a plan to intervene with your high-risk inpatients.

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2018 eCQM Requirements for the IQR Program

By Erin Heilman Posted May 25, 2018 in IQR Program, Academy, Quality Reporting

Want the scoop on 2018 eCQM requirements? Pull up a chair.

In a previous post, we discussed the major 2018 eCQM requirements for The Joint Commission ORYX® initiative for quality improvement program. Today, we are switching gears and diving into 2018 eCQM requirements for another major regulatory program: the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program.

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eCQMs 101 eCourse

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

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Understanding MIPS eCourse

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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Cost Accounting eCourse

This basic course will explain to you how to get cost accounting system set up quickly in your hospital.

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