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Are you one of the newly eligible clinicians in the CMS Quality Payment Program?

2019-05-08T15:27:30-05:00May 8th, 2019|

Maximize Your Medicare Reimbursement In a shift by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services you could earn MIPS performance-based payment adjustments for the services you provide to Medicare patients. NEW: Clinical psychologists NEW: Physical therapists NEW: Occupational therapists NEW: Qualified speech-language pathologists NEW: Qualified audiologists NEW: Registered dietitians and nutrition professionals Qsource will walk

MIPS Improvement Activities: Deciding What’s Right for You

2019-05-08T14:42:23-05:00May 8th, 2019|

Under MIPS, the Improvement Activity category is one of four components designed to evaluate processes in clinical practice such as beneficiary engagement, patient safety, health equity, emergency preparedness, and expanded practice access. For performance year 2019, CMS has removed, modified, and added new improvement activities. Now, MIPS clinicians have access to 100+ activities to select

Get the Help You Need: Register Today!

2019-04-10T16:49:29-05:00April 10th, 2019|

Providers.Exchange provides a secure site where you can share data, discuss quality improvement best practices, and receive specialized, expert support to overcome any performance barriers. Our unique, professional portal offers useful Quality Payment Program education to help you step-by-step through the improvement process. Help Desk Services Obtain real-time technical assistance Monday to Friday from 8:30

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Website Now Retired

2019-04-10T16:45:52-05:00April 10th, 2019|

The PQRS program ended on Dec. 31, 2018, and CMS retired the website on March 29, 2019. On this date, CMS also retired the CAHPS for PQRS Survey website. The following contacts are now available to answer PQRS-related questions: Contact the Quality Payment Program Service Center at QPP@cms.hhs.gov or 1-866-288-8292 (TTY: 1-877-715-6222) for PQRS-related questions.

Preliminary Performance Feedback Data for MIPS Now Available

2019-04-10T16:43:50-05:00April 10th, 2019|

If you submitted data through the Quality Payment Program website, you are now able to review your preliminary performance feedback data. However, please keep in mind, this is not your final score or feedback. Your final score and feedback will be available in July 2019. Between now and June 30, 2019, your score could change

Using Your 2017 MIPS Performance Feedback

2019-04-10T16:37:08-05:00April 10th, 2019|

A new Web-Based Training course is available through the MLN LMS. Learn about who receives, and can access, 2017 MIPS Performance Feedback; performance category details; targeted review process; and resources and help with the QPP. Click here to access.

Learn How to Maximize Your Score in the Cost Category

2019-04-10T16:25:58-05:00April 10th, 2019|

Understanding the cost category and how to earn the highest possible score can be challenging for clinicians in small practices. Greater knowledge of the cost measures and how to use cost containment techniques can help small practices achieve high MIPS cost scores. This upcoming event will focus on learning how cost scores are calculated, how

How to Succeed in MIPS for Solo and Small Group Practices

2019-04-10T16:23:13-05:00April 10th, 2019|

Now that MIPS is in its third year, many small practice clinicians and practice managers have developed methods and processes to maximize their success and efficiency meeting MIPS requirements. For those new to MIPS or seeking to improve their MIPS score this year, interacting with successful clinicians and practice managers will provide valuable insights, including

Physician Compare: Supplemental Preview Period Open Until April 27

2019-04-10T16:15:04-05:00April 10th, 2019|

CMS is offering a supplemental Physician Compare preview period through April 27 with the latest 2017 performance information. Eligible clinicians and groups: Check your information by logging into the Quality Payment Program website. For More Information: • Preview Period User Guide • Materials from the October Medicare Learning Network webcast • Physician Compare Initiative website

Understanding the Chronic Care Management Program

2019-04-11T11:16:30-05:00April 10th, 2019|

In early 2015, the Center of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) developed the Chronic Care Management program which provides a 20-minute conversation for a non-face-to-face visit for traditional Medicare patients. The Chronic Care Management program is designed to assist providers with an instinctive way of decreasing their Medicare patients from having overnight inpatient stays. In order

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