In 2017, Pella Regional Health Center needed to gear up for a new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that would either incentivize or penalize their physicians based on performance: MIPS. But how?Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
Two of the available options for Eligible Clinicians to submit their Quality measures data to CMS include EHR direct data submission or Qualified Registry data submission. Today, we are going to learn what measures are available in each of those reporting options and how the measures differ.Read More
Did you hear? The Meaningful Use program is getting an overhaul (again)—and it’s starting with a name change. The new name of the Meaningful Use program will be the Promoting Interoperability (PI) program. Yes, thank you CMS, for providing us with yet another acronym to memorize. Although, I think this program, for many years, will probably have the Prince effect—the PI program (formerly known as Meaningful Use).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
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