Medisolv Quality Expert Panel Answers Your FAQs

Do you have questions about Quality reporting? Well you're not alone. In a recent webinar, Medisolv brought together a panel of Quality experts to answer questions from the audience. Participants submitted all types of questions: big, small, specific, broad, procedural, technical, elementary and advanced.

We've pulled some of the best questions from the webinar grouped into four categories below.

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2020 MIPS Proposed Rule: Key Highlights

What’s in store for MIPS 2020? Earlier this week, CMS dropped the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule. The rule provides a pretty good snapshot of the future for MIPS over the next several years. They are evening out the category distribution and upping the threshold requirements. Also of note, they plan to post 2018 MIPS performance to Physician Compare. Keep in mind that these are just the proposed changes. The final rule will come out in late fall.

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50 Quality Reporting Resources for 2019

Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope you had a great day full of hot dogs and hamburgers, apple pie and ice cream and fireworks, friends and family.

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

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2019 MIPS Mind Game [Quiz]

Play the 2019 MIPS Mind Game!

How much do you know about the MIPS 2019 requirements? Do you think you could achieve a passing grade on a 15-point quiz?

Put your MIPS knowledge to the test by answering questions about eligibility, payments, exemptions and important deadlines.  

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The Cost of Quality: Is It Worth It?

It’s no surprise to anyone reading this that reporting to regulatory programs has become a burden to health care professionals over the last decade. It’s challenging to find the resources and funds to successfully manage your quality program and accurately fulfill your reporting requirements.

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Best Practices for MIPS Year 3

Does anyone else feel like 2019 is flying by? Before you know it the summer will come and go and you'll be staring down Q3 thinking "I haven't even thought about MIPS yet." Don't let this happen to you! Now is a perfect time to start working on your provider's performance. Remember that in MIPS, performance counts; and for the Quality and Cost categories, that performance counts for 365 days of the year.

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Results From the First Year of MIPS

Having a nice car wouldn't be very useful if you didn't know how to drive, right? Well, the same could be said about quality reporting software. The software is a helpful tool to have, but in order to reap its benefits, you'll need the proper guidance and support. 

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What is CQL? And Questions to Ask your Vendor

The start of the year is a time of transition...or is it? Shouldn’t we be able to just roll over into the next year and immediately start tracking what’s happening? Yes, of course. And maybe you're thinking you already do, but the question is, can you track your eCQMs starting on January 1 using the new specifications?

You may have heard a little bit about something called CQL in relation to eCQMs. Today we explain the basics of CQL and review how will it affect your quality reporting in 2019.

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A Note From Our CEO: The State of Health Care in 2019

The problems facing our health care system are numerous. As a former practicing physician, I’ve experienced first-hand what it’s like to feel pulled in 20 different directions – trying to cut costs while providing the best care possible for my patients. Now as CEO of a technology company, I have experienced the system from the other side. Even after 25 years of navigating our health care system as a physician, I found myself learning aspects of this complicated system all over again.

As I reflected on 2018, I realized how much health care played a role in many conversations. I share some of my observations regarding the current state of health care in America and attempt to make a few predictions for 2019.

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MIPS eCQMs vs Registry Measures: What’s the difference?

In the MIPS program, there are several different sets of quality measures that are available for the Quality category. You may have heard various terms thrown around: eCQM, Registry and QCDR. Depending upon your practice's situation, one of these "collection types" (as CMS refers to them) may be better suited for your needs. Typically most practices find themselves debating on whether they should use eCQMs or Registry measures for their Quality category data requirements. So what's the difference? 

Today, we are going to review the difference between these two common measure types.

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