Insights from the Final 2018 QPP Performance Feedback Reports

July 3rd, 2019 By
The QPP Performance Feedback Reports for 2018 were released on July 1, 2019 and can be downloaded by logging into your QPP account.  As confirmed with CMS, this report is considered your final score for the 2018 performance year.  Below, I wanted to share some insights on the Feedback Reports...
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Top 6 Questions to Drive Clinician Engagement

June 4th, 2019 By
Getting physicians engaged in your organization-wide initiatives while developing a MIPS strategy can be overwhelming. I recently had the opportunity to attend a forum where Dr. William Faber, Director of Navigant Consulting, discussed how to get physicians more engaged in quality initiatives. ...
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ABCs of the QPP: Learnings & Trends in Value-Based Care – A Retrospective

May 23rd, 2019 By
Over the last 10 years, we have seen the value-based care landscape evolve dramatically. Take a walk with us down memory lane as we review key learnings and trends from the passage of the Meaningful Use program over a decade ago all of the way to MIPS today. We also examine which best practices...
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Going for Gold: Strategies for Crossing the 2019 MIPS Finish Line

May 20th, 2019 By
The first half of the year has flown by so quickly. You’ve already wrapped up submission and implemented key strategies to be successful in the current performance year for MIPS. I like to think of the MIPS performance year as a marathon. Right about now, you are just hitting 20-mile mark, and...
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Moving Beyond 2018 MIPS Successes and Challenges

May 8th, 2019 By
With Q2 well under way, we’re taking stock of 2018 successes and challenges here at SA Ignite. As my colleague Leslie Athmer mentioned in her recent blog post, we submitted MIPS data for nearly 10,000 clinicians, earning an average score of 94% in the three categories submitted for their 2018...
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MIPS Submission Season is Over… What Did We Learn?

May 2nd, 2019 By
Wow, here we are, already in early May and with two MIPS submission seasons behind us!  Here in the Midwest, Mother Nature is confused.  On Monday, it was 71 degrees and starting to really feel like Spring.  With the flower buds beginning to peek out, everyone was feeling happy and refreshed…...
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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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Creating a Culture of Top Performers

April 23rd, 2019 By
CMS designed the MIPS program to be a catalyst for change, offering healthcare organizations a low-risk path to gradually transition to value-based payment models. Many organizations reacted negatively, viewing MIPS as another complex federal compliance program, which it certainly is. However, more...
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