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It’s Not Too Late to Participate in MIPS

2017-11-10T10:09:19-05:00November 10th, 2017|

Don’t worry. It’s not too late! You still have a chance to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program and avoid the 4 percent penalty in 2019. This year is a transition year, meaning the reporting is more flexible. You can pick your pace of participation based on your

Half of Healthcare Professionals Not Yet Familiar with MACRA

2017-09-11T14:15:04-05:00September 11th, 2017|

Qsource, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved contractor in Alabama and Tennessee providing technical assistance to small, underserved practices, and rural practices, was not surprised by recent findings in a survey conducted by NueMD indicating that half of healthcare professionals are not familiar with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

First-Time Participants Have Until October 1, 2017 to Avoid the 2018 Payment Adjustment

2017-09-06T14:27:35-05:00September 6th, 2017|

Did you know first-time participants this year can avoid the 2018 Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payment adjustment with participation in the Advancing Care Information (ACI) portion in 2017? Eligible professionals (EPs) who are first-time participants in the EHR Incentive Program have until October 1 of their first year to attest and avoid payment adjustments

Understanding Inverse Measures

2017-08-11T15:33:34-05:00August 22nd, 2017|

During some of my meetings with healthcare professionals and office managers, there are numerous questions and misconceptions in understanding an Inverse Measure. In this blog, I will provide an explanation along with two examples. What is an Inverse Measure? According to CMS.gov, “An inverse measure is a lower calculated performance rate for measures, which indicates

Reporting MIPS as a Group

2017-08-11T15:14:22-05:00August 14th, 2017|

A group is defined as a single Tax Identification Number (TIN) with two or more Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) clinicians. A group is required to aggregate their performance data across the TIN in order to have their performance assessed as a group. The group will be assessed across all four MIPS performance categories. One

Six Popular MIPS Myths Debunked

2017-08-01T11:34:48-05:00August 8th, 2017|

First things first, let’s get a few acronyms straight. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) created the Quality Payment Program, which addresses two tracks: Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs) and the focus of this post, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). When you hear MACRA, MIPS or Quality Payment Program, know

Important Changes Coming to Quality Payment Program in 2018

2017-08-01T10:41:05-05:00August 4th, 2017|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed rule for the Quality Payment Program for 2018. We’ve read the 1,000+ pages, so you don’t have to, and some big changes are coming. However, it is important to note that these changes are provisional until they are included in the final rule

Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Offers Advancing Care Information Category Relief for 2017 Transition Year Reporters

2018-07-19T10:10:33-05:00July 31st, 2017|

On June 20, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for the Quality Payment Program. At a whopping 1,058 pages long, this proposed rule provides updates for the second and future years of the Quality Payment Program, but CMS also folded in some changes that provide welcome relief to

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