CHICAGO — May 22, 2019 — SA Ignite Inc., a recognized leader in delivering solutions that help healthcare providers achieve top performance scores and financial incentives in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program, announced that it helped its customers achieve an average MIPS score of 94 percent for all three categories that were submitted in the 2018 MIPS performance year. This score puts this group into the exceptional performance bonus range for the program, ensuring they receive maximum financial incentives. Further, SA Ignite announced another successful submission season, spearheading 1,896 submissions for 9,280 clinicians.
“Although we are no longer navigating a brand new program, the MIPS submission process still requires a deep understanding of the rules, insights into how CMS views specific edge-cases and what combination of decisions will enable an organization to achieve the highest possible score,” said Beth Houck, Vice President of Customer Experience at SA Ignite. “Our IgniteMIPS solution helps provider organizations navigate the complexity and provide insights throughout the year to ensure that their investments of time and resources have the highest possible payoff.”
IgniteMIPS is a cloud-based software designed for quality managers, clinicians and healthcare leaders to focus on performance and improvement opportunities for MIPS, and not be burdened by the details of data management and regulatory compliance.
“We at Adventist HealthCare had the distinct privilege and pleasure of working on our complicated MIPS submission for ORU medical groups all year—SA Ignite’s command of an incredibly complex subject, their always kind, calm, and intelligent demeanor and responsiveness have been outstanding. SA Ignite’s Customer Success organization brought their ‘A’ game every day, and we feel so in their debt,” said Mary M. Ward, Ph.D. of Adventist Healthcare. “Thank you very much, SA Ignite!”
To be successful in MIPS, organizations need to remain focused on performance throughout the year as the program continues to mature and becomes more difficult. In 2019, CMS predicts that the median MIPS score will drop from 89 to 79, and the average score will drop from 74 to 69. Based on CMS comments in the 2019 QPP Final Rule, the program is expected to become more difficult in 2020 with the removal of additional bonus points, more difficult scoring benchmarks, and a more challenging IA category.
About SA Ignite, Inc.
SA Ignite helps healthcare providers achieve top performance scores and financial incentives in MIPS with our IgniteMIPS software and deep domain, technical and data expertise. We apply powerful analytics to complex regulatory programs, and surface meaningful improvement opportunities that are truly actionable. With these insights, our customers institute a management system that engages all stakeholders in achieving performance objectives in value-based care programs.
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