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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Effective Immediately, CMS renames MIPS ACI to PI

April 27th, 2018 By
CMS continues to refine and streamline incentive programs, this time focusing on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) for hospitals and the Advancing Care Information (ACI) category for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). As stated by CMS, effective immediately EHR...
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Modifications to MIPS by the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018”

February 15th, 2018 By
Overview 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. This goes...
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The 2018 QPP Final Rule – Insights into the Future

November 13th, 2017 By
On November 2nd, CMS released the much anticipated 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) 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...
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Top 3 Decisions to Optimize Your MIPS Quality Score

July 6th, 2017 By
The Quality category of MIPS typically comprises 60% of a clinician’s or organization’s MIPS score. Factors such as the quality reporting method and measures you select have great bearing on the MIPS Quality score, level of clinician engagement, and administrative costs. We summarize here some...
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