CMS dropped the 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule, which focuses on measure adjustments to reduce quality reporting burden, supporting quality care in rural areas and revising policies related to new technology add-on payments.Read More
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.Read More
The Emergency Department has become the Grand Central Station of the American Healthcare System. Multitudes of people are coming and going in an extremely hectic environment every single day.
Emergency Department visits have reached epidemic proportions. Here are some staggering statics around ED visits in the US.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
MIPS 2019 is in full swing! In case you missed it, there are several changes to the rules around MIPS eligibility this year. If you weren’t eligible last year you may be this year.
CMS included a handful of newly eligible titles and also established one more criterion for eligibility. Additionally, even if you are not eligible, you may still voluntarily report in order to get rewarded for your performance.Read More
Major deadlines for reporting to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program are rapidly approaching, but it's not game over just yet! Power-up your education by transporting into the Super IQR World.
Navigate through pipe portals, underground dungeons, lava and open water to avoid gaps in your submissions. What obstacles will you encounter on your way to the Castle of Submission Success? Will you earn some cash (or gold coins) on your journey? Or will you be defeated by the big, bad CMS boss (don't tell CMS we said that). There’s only one way to find out— grab your red hat and let's get started!Read More
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