If you’re interested in forming a virtual group for the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year, the election period started October 1st. To form a virtual group, you must follow an election process and submit your election to CMS…
By Jim Tate – 2017 was the first reporting year for MACRA/MIPS (Quality Payment Program). Only recently has it been possible to begin the deeper analysis of the data generated out of that year. We are now able to go to the CMS website, Physician Compare, to see some of the publicly reported data.
By Jim Tate – After numerous delays the MIPS final scores for the 2017 reporting year have been released. These scores are based on a foundation on four individual categories: Cost, Quality, Improvement Activities, and Promoting Interoperability.
CMS recently released a Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters article about reporting Patient Relationship Categories and Codes on Medicare claims.
If you submitted 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data, you can now view your performance feedback and MIPS final score on the Quality Payment Program website.
By Leslie Athmer – Getting physicians engaged in your organization-wide initiatives while developing a MIPS strategy can be overwhelming. I recently had the opportunity to attend a forum where Dr. William Faber, Director of Navigant Consulting, discussed how to get physicians more engaged in quality initiatives.
By Chris Long – With Q2 well under way, we’re taking stock of 2018 successes and challenges here at SA Ignite. As my colleague Leslie Athmer mentioned in her recent blog post, we submitted MIPS data for nearly 10,000 clinicians, earning an average score of 94% in the three categories submitted for their 2018 performance.
By Leslie Athmer – I often get asked what the biggest concerns are for organizations participating in MIPS. For the 2019 performance year, one of the biggest concerns is the unknowns with the Cost category. Because there are so many unknowns with this category, I’ll try to focus on what we do know.
By William Hyman – On December 18th CMS presented a webinar on the Promoting Interoperability Program as applied to Inpatient Prospective Payments. Among the other content the webinar included changes from 2018 to 2019, and from 2019 to 2020.
You can now check the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool to view your final 2018 eligibility status for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
By Jim Tate – Back in August I wrote a post entitled, “MIPS and EHR Certification: Most Asked Question”. The issue at hand was when did MIPS eligible providers need to be using 2015 Edition Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT).
Join HITECH Answers and SA Ignite as we continue our series of webinars. This Thursday we will be discussing the details of the recently release 2019 QPP Final Rule from CMS last week.
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