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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Three Reasons Why You Need MIPS Warriors

September 26th, 2018 By
What is a MIPS Warrior, and where can I get one?! A MIPS Warrior is a healthcare provider (physician or clinician) with a focused mission to carry out quality improvement initiatives that increase the MIPS score and benefit the broader, organizational mission for value-based care. You can’t buy...
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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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Is MIPS CMS’ American Ninja Warrior?

September 10th, 2018 By
May 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of American Ninja Warrior, the series that tapped into the intensity of the American competitive spirit and inspired a whole new growth segment in the fitness industry. MIPS is CMS’ American Ninja Warrior, inspiring the movement in healthcare from volume to...
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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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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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