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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Dissecting The 2019 MIPS Promoting Interoperability Category

December 19th, 2018 By
In case you haven’t read through the 2019 Final Rule, you need to know that the Promoting Interoperability (PI) category has changed quite a bit from the first two years of the MIPS program. Though the category weight remains at 25% (25 of 100 MIPS points), healthcare providers will find it...
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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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2017 MIPS Payment Adjustment May Not be What You Expected

July 12th, 2018 By
MIPS feedback reports are in market and healthcare providers are analyzing differences between their “final” scores and what they submitted back in April. Many are seeing vast differences in their final MIPS scores due to mistakes by the QPP system and/or due to the application of calculations...
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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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Hello spring! Goodbye 2017 MIPS submission season!

April 24th, 2018 By
Now that the first MIPS submission is over, and that other regulatory hurdle (tax-day) is behind us, we can finally enjoy spring and get ready to ease into summer, right? Before we do, it’s a good idea to take stock in what worked and what didn’t work for MIPS while it’s still fresh in your...
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The Risk of EHR Reliance for QPP Performance

November 2nd, 2017 By
Relying on the EHR to manage performance in MIPS and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in the QPP is like relying on an emergency medical technician (EMT) to conduct major surgery. While both the EHR and EMT deliver essential life-saving functions in their own regard, neither are specifically...
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