What You Need to Know About 2019 MIPS Quality Benchmarks

January 30th, 2019 By
Some said it wouldn’t happen, but here we are. We are officially into the third year of MIPS and CMS continues to drive towards the full implementation of the program Congress envisioned when they passed MACRA in 2015. There is a lot of talk, and rightfully so, about the Promoting...
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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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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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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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3 Takeaways from the MACRA MIPS/APM Summit

October 20th, 2017 By
The Second National MACRA MIPS/APM Summit was held in Washington, DC last week and included an impressive list of speakers representing CMS, providers, payers, medical organizations, advocacy groups, and vendors. Most sessions were panel discussions that included a mix of stakeholders that lead to...
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Understanding Group and Individual Reporting for MIPS

September 7th, 2017 By
There are less than four months remaining in the first MIPS performance year and having a plan to monitor and drive improvement in targeted areas is critical to maximize your score and reimbursement adjustment both in 2017 and in future performance years. MIPS was designed by CMS to provide...
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Why CXOs need to Pay Attention to the Quality Payment Program (QPP)

August 3rd, 2017 By
The Quality Payment Program impacts all departments of an ambulatory organization, from finance to operations. In the past, the CIO and the IT department were the main departments accountable for success in the Meaningful Use program, with limited collaboration across the C-suite in some cases....
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