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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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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ABCs of the QPP: Wisdom & War Stories from the MIPS Trenches

March 20th, 2019 By
Two MIPS performance years down, and now we embark on the most competitive MIPS performance year yet in 2019. What have we learned over two years? Where are the pitfalls in 2019 that will erode our scores? How can we continue forward progress when the rules of engagement have intensified and...
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ABCs of the QPP: Start Strong in 2019 to Protect Your MIPS Scores

January 17th, 2019 By
MIPS is getting real in 2019. Maximum incentives are up 150%, while scores are predicted to slip anywhere from 12% - 16% because of changes to Promoting Interoperability, Quality and Cost. In this webinar, QPP experts from SA Ignite walk through what you should be thinking about and doing now to...
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Alternative Payment Models: Perspectives from a new RAND Corporation Report

January 16th, 2019 By
Stay on the path toward simplicity to get wide-spread participation in value-based payment models -- That is key advice revealed in this 28-minute podcast where Dr. Mark Friedberg, Senior Physician Policy Research, RAND Corporation discusses the effects of alternative payment models on physician...
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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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Expert Perspectives on 2019 MIPS

December 12th, 2018 By
In its third performance year MIPS is beginning to come of age with CMS actively expanding the boundaries and strengthening the requirements to usher the program to maturity. CMS issued the 2019 QPP final rule on November 1, 2018 which illustrates the progression of MIPS towards a mature program...
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