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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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2018 CMS MIPS Eligibility Tool

2018 CMS MIPS Eligibility Tool Last week CMS announced they have updated the MIPS Participation Lookup Tool so clinicians can check if they are required to participate in the 2018 MIPS performance year. The tool also includes all changes to the MIPS program set forth by the Bipartisan Budget Act. Next Steps Head over to [...]

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3 Ways to Conquer the MIPS and MU Patient Portal: View, Download, or Transmit Measure

If you’ve been in the Meaningful Use and MIPS game for a bit or if you’re just joining the party, you most-likely know the pain that is the Patient Portal: View, Download, Transmit measure. So, let’s tackle this measure head on with some workflows that have proven to be successful with other practice. Now, if [...]

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New CMS Quality Website Leaps Forward with Intuitive Design

CMS Quality Website – Intuitive. Informative. Interactive CMS is not normally known for the quality of their web pages or the information they put in their documentation. Well, that has all changed with the new CMS Quality website. The designers on this web project listened to our complaints about the previous EHR incentive program [...]

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EHR Incentive Programs |
The Best of 2016 and What to Expect in 2017

Well everyone, WE MADE IT! The 2016 reporting year is finally coming to an end and you have all survived (hopefully) another year of EHR incentives. Let’s take a look back at some of the 2016 EHR Incentive Programs and look ahead to see what may be in store in the 2017 reporting year. The [...]

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The Best of 2016 and What to Expect in 2017

Future of Meaningful Use

Last month, CMS announced some major changes to Meaningful Use in the years to come. We saw TONS of headlines indicating this would be the end of Meaningful Use and the Healthcare IT world went crazy. I’m talking "throw your papers down the hallway on the last day of school" crazy. Once everyone finished the [...]

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