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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Top 5 Ways to Maximize your MIPS Investment

May 24th, 2018 By
Every health system and medical practice with MIPS eligible clinicians is well-aware of the time and cost associated with program compliance. Understanding and managing the program is a significant undertaking that, at times yields little perceived value relative to the multitude of “To-Do’s”...
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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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In Response to Last Week’s Comments by CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt

January 18th, 2016 By
On January 12, 2016, at the 34th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, Andy Slavitt, the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gave a presentation regarding a wide variety of CMS initiatives including the Meaningful Use (MU) and the...
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2013 PQRS and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program Experience (eRx) Report

June 1st, 2015 By
The Physician Quality Reporting System/Experience Report (PQRS/eRx) has been released for 2013. The report is released by CMS on an annual basis, and provides information on trends in things like participation, incentive eligibility, and incentive payments for the reporting period. Other things...
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What’s the value of health IT?

September 12th, 2014 By
My 10 years in IT before entering healthcare took me from Silicon Valley to China to Chicago, from 3-guys-in-a-garage to 5,000-employee behemoths, from materials science to wireless telecom, and from business-to-business to consumer then back again. And that’s just a glimpse of the many...
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An AMGA2014 Look-Back: What’s Your 20 Mile March?

April 17th, 2014 By
Beth Houck (VP Client Services) and I greatly enjoyed catching up with clients and making new friends in Grapevine, Texas.  The Gaylord Texan Resort venue was impressive: canyons, rivers, and standalone buildings all under an enormous dome, and having the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament in...
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AMGA Preview: Intermountain Presentation and Launch of the Customer Advisory Council

March 26th, 2014 By
  We’re looking forward to the upcoming AMGA 2014 Conference taking place from April 3-5th in Grapevine, Texas. We have some great things happening and welcome the chance to connect with you at our booth (#204). Beth Houck (VP Client Services) and I will be attending. We are co-presenting...
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