If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017, your MIPS final score and performance feedback is now available for review on the Quality Payment Program website.
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 – 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 Tom S. Lee PhD – CMS continues to refine and streamline incentive programs, this time focusing on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record for hospitals and the Advancing Care Information category for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
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.
You can now use the updated CMS MIPS Participation Lookup Tool to check on your 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). To reduce the burden on small practices, the eligibility threshold for 2018 have been changed
Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your data. Submit early and often.
By Tom S. Lee – The Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (HR1892) (officially renamed the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018”) enacted by the United States Congress and President Trump on February 9, 2018 extends the transition years for MIPS to include 2019, 2020 and 2021.
CMS has updated its Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances policy for the 2017 MIPS transition year to include counties affected by Hurricane Nate and additional counties affected by the California wildfires.
By Anshu Jindal – In a previous blog, we had discussed some of the recent updates announced by CMS for MIPS. One of those updates was the release of Quality benchmarks for 2018. There are 4 key things you need to understand about Quality benchmarks:
By Dr. Pawan Jindal – Under MACRA, Advancing Care Information category of MIPS replaced Meaningful Use. As we discussed briefly in the 10 step overview of MIPS, ACI scoring under MIPS is determined based on the provider’s performance.
By Anshu Jindal – Holiday times are over. 2018 is here and it brings a flurry of activity with it. It is time for 2017 MIPS data submissions, and start off the second year of MIPS on the right foot.
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