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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

QPP | 2019 CMS Resources for Specialist and Facility-Based Clinicians

2019-09-05T14:11:14-05:00September 5th, 2019|

2019 CMS Resources for Specialists and Facility-Based Clinicians CMS frequently adds new information and resources to the QPP Resource Library on the QPP website (qpp.cms.gov). If you have not visited the Resource Library recently, you may have missed some helpful information for your practice! For example, if you are a newly eligible clinician type in

QPP | Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception

2019-09-05T11:50:56-05:00September 5th, 2019|

Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) is required for participation in the Promoting Interoperability performance category. Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), you may qualify for a re-weighting of the Promoting Interoperability performance category (to 0%) if you meet certain criteria. You can find the form here. MIPS eligible clinicians, groups,

QPP | 2019 Promoting Interoperability Requirements: What Changed in Year 3

2019-09-05T11:47:38-05:00September 5th, 2019|

2019 Promoting Interoperability (PI) Requirements: What Changed in Year 3? CMS updated the PI performance category for the 2019 performance year to include several new requirements, as well as modifications to certain other requirements. Here are the top reminders and changes to be aware of in the 2019 performance year: You must use EHR technology

QPP | So You’re Considering Joining an APM

2019-09-05T11:43:43-05:00September 5th, 2019|

So you’re considering joining an APM? An Alternative Payment Model (APM) is a payment approach that combines cost efficiencies and quality metrics into its reimbursement method to providers. APMs have surfaced within the last four years since the passage of MACRA in 2015. This was done in an effort for CMS to get practices to

QPP | Deadline to Submit a MIPS Targeted Review Request is Sept. 30

2019-09-05T13:25:31-05:00September 5th, 2019|

Deadline to Submit a MIPS Targeted Review Request is Sept. 30 If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018, your performance feedback, which includes your MIPS final score and payment adjustment factor(s), are now available for review on the Quality Payment Program website. The MIPS payment adjustment you will receive in


2019-09-04T12:47:07-05:00August 30th, 2019|

Sickle Cell Patients Share Photos and Treats to Improve Care at Memphis Emergency Departments MEMPHIS, TN [September 3, 2019] On Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, patients and quality improvement experts will be popping up at some local hospital emergency departments (EDs) to offer a tasty treat and a view of sickle cell disease (SCD) through patients’

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