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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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Top 3 CMS MIPS Documents for 2019 Reporting

It can be somewhat overwhelming to look on the QPP website at all of the different documents they put out there to review before reporting. I’m a big fan of working smarter, not harder, so I went through and picked out the top 3 that I see as most informational. You know, the ones that [...]

Take these 2 Steps Before Your MIPS Attestation

We are almost done with another year of MIPS, can you believe it? Before you set aside time to attest, take these two steps. Step 1: Test your HARP account At the beginning of 2019, CMS implemented the HARP website. This was formerly your EIDM account. If you had a previous EIDM account, you do [...]

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Surviving MIPS: Small Practices

MIPS has proven to be an extremely difficult and cost-burdening program for many practices across the nation, especially small practices.  CMS has heard all of the suggestions submitted to make this program more small practice friendly by adding hardships, special statuses, reweighting of the categories and virtual groups. Hardship Exceptions: If a practice has insufficient [...]

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What Does MIPS mean for FQHCs?

I have received a ton of questions over the past few years regarding where FQHcs stand with the Quality Payment Program. The truth is, it is a bit confusing so let’s break down to how find out if you (or one of your providers) qualify for the Quality Payment Program. The first thing to note [...]

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Understanding the MIPS Cost Category

We’ve all been hearing about the 4th category in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) but many physicians and administrators haven’t given it much thought because it had no impact on the final MIPS score. Here’s a breakdown to prepare you for this year’s new Cost category. The cost category is 10% of a clinician’s [...]

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CMS Patients over Paperwork Initiative

Patients over Paperwork Initiative The Patients over Paperwork initiative focuses its efforts on patients while easing the regulatory burdens that break the doctor-patient relationship while ensuring Providers deliver the best quality care to their patients. The program has focused its efforts in the following areas: Implementing MACRA to lessen burden & cost Cutting documentation requirements [...]

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CMS Program Overhaul to Promote Interoperability

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a name change the EHR Incentive Programs as part of an effort to overhaul the programs. As part of the proposed rule, the change aims to transform the EHR Incentive Programs also introducing changes to Medicare payment policy rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) [...]

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Meaningful Measures Initiative

So, what is the meaningful measures initiative? Initiative from CMS which identifies high priority areas for quality measurement and improvement. Launched in 2017 This program will not replace any existing program Meaningful Measures move payments toward value and focus’s efforts on quality areas incorporating the following principles: Address high impact measure areas that safeguard public [...]

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