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.
Companies are seeking talent for the fastest growing industries in tech and healthcare is on the top of the list. Who is looking for what? Here are posted opportunities being reported from SA Ignite, Fortinet, Vocera, and dr chrono.
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.
By Tom Lee – Incentive focused programs such as PQRS and Meaningful Use created opportunities for providers to benefit financially from submitting quality data and attesting to meaningful EHR use, respectively.
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 William A. Hyman – I listened to an interesting webinar that was promoted here on the ABCs of the QPP: Understanding the Proposed 2019 QPP Rule. One thing that was reinforced to me was that scoring schemes are inherently arbitrary and subject to manipulation.
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.
Business news from SA Ignite, CareCloud, NextGen, AxisPoint Health, drchrono, BioIQ, Advantum Health, Ambra Health, MC Healthcare, Synzi, ClearDATA, hc1.com, HGS Population Health, and Spok.
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.
Business news from Aprima Medical Software, ALKU, Clinerion, SA Ignite, Ambra Health, and Linguamatics,
By Matthew Fusan – CMS released the much anticipated 2018 Quality Payment Program final rule. While most of what was in the proposed rule ultimately made it into the final rule there was one surprise along with many indicators of what to expect as the QPP continues to mature over the next several years.
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