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Taylor Johnson

About Taylor Johnson

Taylor is the Meaningful Use Specialist at eMedApps and has been working with Meaningful Use since 2013. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a bachelor’s of science in Health Systems Management where she was introduced to the different areas of health care. She found her passion to be in patient satisfaction and began her journey in Meaningful Use to assure patients are getting the best quality of care possible.

MIPS & COVID 19

MIPS & COVID19 Like most things right now, MIPS has also been effected by COVID19. CMS has created a COVID19 Response fact sheet that you can find here. This fact sheet contains information about submission deadline extension, hardship application reopening’s, new MIPS policies for the 2019 reporting period, new measures related to COVID19 and QCDR [...]

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HHS Funding: Why did you receive it and how do you keep it?

May 6, 2020 Hi Everyone! In this post, I want to talk about the funding your organization may have received in its bank account last week from HHS. In mid-April HHS started releasing $30 billion in relief payments to hospitals and clinics across the United States. All of this happened so quickly that most providers [...]

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6 Important Things to Include on a Physician Website

Here are 6 Important Things to Include on a Physician Website Now that we are in the digital age, patients are taking a more active role in their healthcare than ever before. Prior to the internet age, patients would contact their family physician at the start of any symptoms. Now patients go to the internet [...]

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QRUR Report Information Now in the QPP Feedback Reports

If you all saw my earlier post on the QRUR reports, then this is especially for you (It’s for all of you that didn’t see the last blog as well, we don’t exclude anyone around here). The world of CMS is changing day by day (literally). My blog post yesterday was regarding the QRUR reports [...]

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Why QRURs are important for MIPS

Here I go, rambling about the cost category again. I really want to make sure all of my readers understand this measure because it is so new and we didn’t have to worry about it in the past. CMS is going to be comparing your spending based on beneficiary to other providers across the country [...]

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Conquering the MIPS Cost Category

Most of us don’t worry about the cost category because we don’t have to submit any data for this measure, it is simply calculated from our claims. Well, it is time to start worrying about this measure since CMS upped it to 15% of your final MIPS score. So, how do we make sure we [...]

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The Heathcare C-suite Expands Again

The keepers of the electronic medical record systems have been inducted into the c-suite. It has been over 2 decades since the US was introduced to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which was the first legislation to push the use of electronic medical records (EMR). Most health systems have implemented or are [...]

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Important Deadline for 2019 MIPS Reporting Period

CMS has created a website with all of the deadline information you will need for the 2019 MIPS reporting period. This website also has links leading to other pages that will provide additional information with you. For those of us that have been using the CMS websites for several years, this is a big [...]

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The New MIPS Promoting Interoperability Category

In 2017 and 2018, it was not difficult to achieve full points for this category. CMS offered ample bonus points along with base measures and performance measures that made it almost impossible to fail. Things have changed quite a bit in 2019 so I’ve listed the major changes below. Total possible points are now 110 [...]

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