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 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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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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Reflections on the 2017 Quality Payment Performance Year

January 4th, 2018 By
With the first year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) having officially concluded, our team has spent time reflecting on 2017, including what we have learned and the impact the QPP has had on the healthcare community. Here are our top 3 reflections on 2017. 1. Clinicians lack the QPP knowledge...
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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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Part 2: Why CXOs need to Pay Attention to the Quality Payment Program (QPP)

August 17th, 2017 By
The stakes of the Quality Payment Program increase every year making the QPP a critical component of an organization’s short and long term strategies. To reduce risk and maximize results it is necessary for the C-suite to be involved in the development and execution of the QPP strategy. In Part...
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