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QPP: Eligible Measure Applicability Process

2020-01-14T14:07:32-06:00January 13th, 2020|

What is the Eligible Measure Applicability process? Most have never heard of the Eligible Measure Applicability (EMA) process and have no idea what impact it may have on MIPS reporting. For the MIPS performance period, there are more than 250 measures available to report for the Quality performance category. Unless you’re reporting through the CMS

QPP: Recheck Your Final 2019 MIPS Eligibility Status

2020-01-13T14:02:48-06:00January 13th, 2020|

Update: Recheck Your Final 2019 MIPS Eligibility Status After releasing the final 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligibility data, CMS discovered and corrected inconsistencies in the data.  If you checked your eligibility following the Dec. 4 listserv announcing final MIPS eligibility, your status may have been affected by the data inconsistencies. We encourage you

Virtual Groups Election Period for MIPS 2020 Performance Period ends Dec. 31

2019-12-19T13:03:19-06:00December 19th, 2019|

If you’re interested in forming a virtual group for the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year, you must follow the election process and submit your election to CMS via e-mail by Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.  Details about virtual groups and the election process are available in this toolkit. What is a Virtual Group? A virtual group

Applications for 2019 MIPS exceptions due Dec. 31

2019-12-19T12:56:34-06:00December 19th, 2019|

If you are interested in applying for a Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception or Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception for the 2019 Performance Year of MIPS, you must submit your application to CMS by Tuesday, Dec. 31. Who is Eligible for a Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception? MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups may qualify for a re-weighting of the Promoting

2019 MIPS Eligibility and Low-Volume Threshold Criteria

2019-12-13T11:57:10-06:00December 13th, 2019|

Check Your Final 2019 MIPS Eligibility Status Your eligibility status may have changed for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Check the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool to view your final 2019 eligibility status: Your initial eligibility status was based on review of Medicare Part B claims and Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) data

MIPS Q&A Town Hall for Solo and Small Group Practices

2019-12-13T11:44:13-06:00December 13th, 2019|

As we kick off the new year, many small practices are beginning to submit their 2019 MIPS data, while also preparing to succeed in the upcoming performance year. This event features a panel of experts that understand MIPS and work regularly with small practices to help them succeed in MIPS. The panel will briefly identify

MIPS 2020 Changes from the Final Rule

2019-12-13T14:39:26-06:00December 13th, 2019|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule which contained the revised MIPS requirements. Next year CMS is upping the minimum score requirements and plan to post your 2018 MIPS performance to Physician Compare. In the 2020 QPP Final Rule Fact Sheet, CMS highlights the fact

Reminder: Virtual Groups Election Period for MIPS 2020 Ends Dec. 31

2019-12-13T11:03:27-06:00December 13th, 2019|

If you’re interested in forming a virtual group for the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year, you must follow the election process and submit your election to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) via e-mail by Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Details about virtual groups and the election process are available in this

Applications for 2019 Hardship and Exceptions due Dec. 31

2019-12-13T14:40:58-06:00December 13th, 2019|

If you are interested in applying for a Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception or Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception for the 2019 Performance Year of MIPS, you must submit your application to CMS by Dec. 31, 2019. Who is Eligible for a Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception? MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups may qualify for a re-weighting of the

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