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 if the proposed changes are adopted in the final 2019 rule. SA Ignite analyzed de-identified MIPS performance data from 1,400+ clinicians and applied the proposed 2019 rule changes to detect this downward trend. Read the following slide-share to...
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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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2017 MIPS Payment Adjustment May Not be What You Expected

July 12th, 2018 By
MIPS feedback reports are in market and healthcare providers are analyzing differences between their “final” scores and what they submitted back in April. Many are seeing vast differences in their final MIPS scores due to mistakes by the QPP system and/or due to the application of calculations...
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Building Healthy Practices for MIPS and Value-Based Care

June 26th, 2018 By
Urologists and other specialty medical groups struggle to find ways to operationalize and comply with MIPS without disrupting workflows or diminishing their focus on patient care. Like most practices, Carolina Urology Partners was dealing with systematic challenges as well as a difference in...
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Top 5 Ways to Maximize your MIPS Investment

May 24th, 2018 By
Every health system and medical practice with MIPS eligible clinicians is well-aware of the time and cost associated with program compliance. Understanding and managing the program is a significant undertaking that, at times yields little perceived value relative to the multitude of “To-Do’s”...
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