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.
Attend the next the ABCs of the QPP Thursday, September 20th. Join HITECH Answers and SA Ignite as we continue our series of webinars on the details of the MACRA final rule.
By Jim Tate – The most common question I receive from EHR vendors regarding certification is this: “What is the deadline for providers to begin using 2015 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT)?” The answer is, “It all depends”. Here is the issue:
By Jim Tate – I first received a hint that something funny was going on about two weeks ago. A colleague who is one of the foremost MACRA-MIPS experts contacted me about one of her clients.
CMS is advancing the MAQI Demonstration, which, when approved and adopted, would waive MIPS requirements for clinicians who participate sufficiently in certain Medicare Advantage plans that involve taking on risk.
By Jim Tate – Seem like we’ve been waiting for this a long, long time. All these MACRA/MIPS mileposts and deadlines have come and gone. The rear-view mirror shows where we’ve been, but what lies ahead?
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 – 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.
By Hannah Lerner Harrison – When the 2017 MACRA Final Rule was released fall 2016, it was branded as a “transition” year. It truly is a transition allowing increased flexibility and limited opportunity to fail. For 2017, CMS estimated only 8.1% – 5.3% of clinicians would fail.
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