Dissecting The 2019 MIPS Promoting Interoperability Category

December 19th, 2018 By
In case you haven’t read through the 2019 Final Rule, you need to know that the Promoting Interoperability (PI) category has changed quite a bit from the first two years of the MIPS program. Though the category weight remains at 25% (25 of 100 MIPS points), healthcare providers will find it...
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Expert Perspectives on 2019 MIPS

December 12th, 2018 By
In its third performance year MIPS is beginning to come of age with CMS actively expanding the boundaries and strengthening the requirements to usher the program to maturity. CMS issued the 2019 QPP final rule on November 1, 2018 which illustrates the progression of MIPS towards a mature program...
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Multi-Specialty Groups Can Hit MIPS Out of the Park

October 4th, 2018 By
For multi-specialty groups, MIPS can be a burden. It can be confusing, time consuming and downright painful to manage. As the healthcare industry evolves, government and commercial payment programs are moving toward value-based care. At the same time, consumers (74 million aging baby boomers, and...
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Three Reasons Why You Need MIPS Warriors

September 26th, 2018 By
What is a MIPS Warrior, and where can I get one?! A MIPS Warrior is a healthcare provider (physician or clinician) with a focused mission to carry out quality improvement initiatives that increase the MIPS score and benefit the broader, organizational mission for value-based care. You can’t buy...
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MIPS Score Erosion in 2019

September 17th, 2018 By
Your MIPS score will decrease by 12% - 16% in 2019 with the changes to the 2019 MIPS final rule. The Promoting Interoperability category has increased in difficulty, the Cost category has increased to 15% weight, and the Quality benchmarks continue to rise. SA Ignite analyzed de-identified MIPS...
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Is MIPS CMS’ American Ninja Warrior?

September 10th, 2018 By
May 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of American Ninja Warrior, the series that tapped into the intensity of the American competitive spirit and inspired a whole new growth segment in the fitness industry. MIPS is CMS’ American Ninja Warrior, inspiring the movement in healthcare from volume to...
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Looking at MIPS Through a Different Lens: From Compliance Burden to Change Enabler

August 23rd, 2018 By
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. Because these programs were initially voluntary, providers could choose (or not) to take on their...
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Hello spring! Goodbye 2017 MIPS submission season!

April 24th, 2018 By
Now that the first MIPS submission is over, and that other regulatory hurdle (tax-day) is behind us, we can finally enjoy spring and get ready to ease into summer, right? Before we do, it’s a good idea to take stock in what worked and what didn’t work for MIPS while it’s still fresh in your...
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