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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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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Protect MIPS Scores and Secure Maximum Financial Opportunity

February 21st, 2019 By
Every Medicare Part B service you perform from now on is impacted by MIPS. Yes, the MIPS scores you earned in 2017 are now impacting your payment adjustments for 2019 services – whether as a meager incentive or a penalty depending on how your clinicians performed in 2017. The stakes are higher...
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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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