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QPP: Patient Relationship Codes Optional . . . For Now

2019-11-08T14:15:08-06:00November 8th, 2019|

If you haven’t heard of patient relationship codes or don’t remember the term, then you’re not alone. MACRA or the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 required the development of these patient relationship categories which aim to distinguish the relationship and responsibility of a clinician with a patient at the time of furnishing

QPP: How to Use your 2018 Performance Feedback

2019-11-06T16:33:19-06:00November 6th, 2019|

In July 2019, CMS posted MIPS performance feedback for the 2018 performance period for all MIPS-eligible clinicians who exceeded the low-volume threshold and/or participated voluntarily. While the targeted review period is ongoing, to view your current feedback, simply log in to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website using your HCQIS Authorization Roles and Profile (HARP)

CMS Releases Final Rule for the 2020 QPP

2019-11-06T16:25:16-06:00November 6th, 2019|

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final policies for the 2020 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule. The 2020 performance year will maintain many of the requirements from the 2019 performance year, while providing some needed updates to both

QPP: What is Health Information Exchange and How to Make it Work for Your Practice

2019-11-06T15:32:10-06:00November 6th, 2019|

2019 Reporting and HIE For the performance year 2019, 2015 Edition CEHRT is required for participation in this performance category and the PI measures fall under four objectives. Clinicians are required to report measures from each of the four objectives to complete their PI requirements. e-Prescribing – Worth 10 percent of PI score Health Information

Get Credit for Something You May Already Be Doing

2019-10-23T10:47:01-05:00October 7th, 2019|

How would you like to get Quality Payment Program credit for a process you may already have in place? You may merely need to review and update your existing process.  IA_PSPA_6 Consultation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is an improvement activity in which many providers are already participating. Listen to this new four-minute podcast

2019 MIPS Reporting Readiness List

2019-10-08T15:27:23-05:00October 7th, 2019|

It is the home stretch of MIPS for 2019. You should have started working on Promoting Interoperability (PI) and your Improvement Activities by now. You will want to run your PI reports at least once a month or even better every two weeks. If you are having trouble with the PI category, you do have

Opioid Use Guidelines, Physician and Patient Resources and Opioid Tapering

2019-10-08T16:12:31-05:00October 7th, 2019|

Please join us for a discussion on opioid safety, pain management and MIPS measures that are pertinent to the topic. You will hear from Cheryl Riddell, Project Lead at Qsource, about opioid guidelines and a Special Innovation Project funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She worked collaboratively with IU Hospital Frankfort

QPP | Learn More About Reporting Patient Relationship Categories

2019-09-05T12:02:09-05:00September 5th, 2019|

MIPS-Eligible Clinicians: Learn More about Reporting Patient Relationship Categories CMS recently released a Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters article about reporting Patient Relationship Categories and Codes (PRC) on Medicare claims. Voluntary Reporting Period As of January 1, 2018, Medicare Part B Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)-eligible clinicians may report patient relationships on Medicare claims using