By Jim Tate – The annual MIPS score reported for affected providers is precise but the method to get there is littered with potential pitfalls. CMS had now made it possible for a provider to log in and review their preliminary performance.
By Jim Tate – The race is over, all the data is locked, and now we just wait for the results. The MIPS 2017 data submission period ended last week on April 3, 2018. The time for strategic planning and decision making is over.
By Jim Tate – The certification of healthcare technology has been around since 2006 when the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology launched a voluntary program designed to test the ability of products to meet certain functional requirements.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of December that we think deserve sharing again.
By Jim Tate – Over the holidays I have been thinking a lot about the MACRA & MIPS program. Maybe too much. Something about it doesn’t sit right with me. I have had a nagging sense that there was a flaw in the program.
By Jim Tate – The Office of Inspector General last week released the Followup Review: CMS’s Management of The Quality Payment Program. In 2016 OIG published their initial assessment of the management of the QPP by CMS.
By Jim Tate – Last week I published a post entitled MIPS: The Day of Reckoning. That screed covered my thoughts on the predictability and inevitability of the impact of the first MIPS scores being publicly released in 2018. I will not bore you with how important those scores are.
By Jim Tate – One of my favorite books is The Big Short by Michael Lewis. It was eventually made into a movie by the same name and gives a clear view of the housing bubble that burst 10 years ago and pushed the US economy into the Great Recession. What fascinates me was the ability of some to predict, and profit, from knowing when the collapse would occur.
By Jim Tate – Recently, when I googled “MIPS timeline” I got 174,000 results. There sure are lots of pretty charts and colorful graphs out there. Most of them will let you know when this will happen and when that will occur.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of October that we think deserve sharing again.
By Jim Tate – Several weeks ago I wrote a post entitled “MIPS and Medicare Part B Drugs – Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop”. Late last week the other shoe hit the floor with the release of the Final Rule.
By Jim Tate – “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it”. I’m pretty sure Mark Twain said that. We might as well say “Everybody talks about MIPS, but nobody does anything about it”. Well, hardly anybody.
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