Part 3 – Top 5 MIPS Issues for Specialty Clinicians

May 18th, 2017 By
Last week, I discussed the importance of finding the most suitable quality reporting method, which ties very closely into Part 3 of this series – quality measure selection. There are many things to consider when choosing which quality measures to report, including whether the measure has...
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Part 4 – Top 5 MIPS Issues for Specialty Clinicians

May 25th, 2017 By
In this first three parts of this blog series, we have looked at how specialty clinicians should approach selecting which Quality measures to report, which Quality reporting methods to choose, and what to consider when developing a MIPS strategy. Next, we will take a look at how to prepare for...
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Part 5 – Top 5 MIPS Issues for Specialty Clinicians

May 31st, 2017 By
During this blog series, we have explored the top 5 issues facing specialty clinicians in regards to MIPS, including method selectin and cost measures. In the final part, we look at the role Advanced APMS can play in a specialty clinician’s MIPS strategy. 5. What, if any, Advanced APMs should I...
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5 Reasons Organizations in Advanced Alternative Payment Models Are Not Ignoring MIPS

March 1st, 2017 By
Since the January 1st start of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), provider organizations are deciding where focusing their efforts can yield the greatest benefits and minimize the most risks under MIPS and/or alternative payment models (APMs).  In particular, organizations participating in...
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5 Takeaways from HIMSS 2017

February 27th, 2017 By
Amidst the wall-to-wall schedule familiar to HIMSS-goers, I squeezed in attending some educational sessions providing insights into value-based care, MACRA, the 21st Century Cures Act, ACA modifications, and cybersecurity.  Here are my top 5 takeaways: Takeaway 1: Value-based care is here to...
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What to Attend at HIMSS 2017: A Regulatory Insider’s Guide

February 14th, 2017 By
With the HIMSS 2017 Orlando conference just days away, our team is completing preparations for what is looking to be one of the busiest (and noisiest) HIMSS shows in recent memory.  A keyword search of the session schedule is revealing: “value-based” = 50+ sessions “MACRA” = 13...
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Policy Perspectives from a Week in DC

December 2nd, 2016 By
I'm finishing up a trip to Washington as I write this, within a stone's throw of Capitol Hill, at the National MACRA MIPS/APM Summit. On Thursday December 1st, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt delivered his now published and to-be-oft-quoted passionate capstone keynote on "Keeping Medicare's...
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