Carolina Urology Conquers the Complexities of MIPS

June 20th, 2018 By
Participating in MIPS shouldn’t have to be difficult, but when you go it alone it can be overwhelming. The rules are complex and continue to change, and quality measures pertaining to urology don’t carry much weight for final scores. Don’t let this complexity and lack of measure benchmark...
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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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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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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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