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Exploring Visitor Management in Healthcare Facilities during COVID-19

2020-07-28T09:16:23-05:00July 16th, 2020|

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 has brought on new challenges during this pandemic of trying to see loved ones living or rehabilitating at a healthcare facility. Visitors are learning first-hand how businesses and healthcare facilities are managing this process. As you know, healthcare facilities were required to discourage all visits except for extreme specific circumstances.

Physician Compare Preview Period Open through August 20

2020-09-23T11:49:58-05:00July 8th, 2020|

The Physician Compare preview period is open through Aug. 20 at 8 pm ET. Preview your 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information before it appears on the Physician Compare website profile pages and in the Downloadable Database. Access the secured preview through the Quality Payment Program website. For More Information: Preview Period User Guide (PDF) The

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians Participating in 2020 QPP

2020-09-23T11:18:02-05:00July 8th, 2020|

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians Participating in the Quality Payment Program in 2020 In response to the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing flexibilities for clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2020: Clinicians significantly impacted by the

Promoting Interoperability in 2020

2020-09-23T11:17:11-05:00July 8th, 2020|

In general, MIPS can be scary and overwhelming!  Promoting Interoperability (PI) is a performance category that can definitely be intimidating to the point that you just want to avoid it altogether. No worries though, our goal is that after this podcast you will feel a bit more confident and prepared to submit data in 2020

Healthcare Heroes: Decatur County Memorial Health

2020-06-25T15:39:55-05:00June 25th, 2020|

For one healthcare system in Indiana, the word HERO is more than an individual who saves lives. It's the entire community of Greensburg, Ind. Since the start of COVID-19, the Decatur County Memorial Health and the community it serves has worked hand-in-hand, step-by-step in saving lives, keeping people safe and saying "Thank You". Qsource took

Exploring Visitor Management in Health Care Facilities during COVID-19

2020-06-25T12:01:03-05:00June 25th, 2020|

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 has brought on new challenges of trying to see loved ones living or rehabilitating at a healthcare facility during this pandemic. Visitors are learning first-hand how businesses and healthcare facilities are managing this process. As you know, healthcare facilities were required to discourage all visits except for extreme specific circumstances.

QPP | Physician Compare 60-day Preview Period is Officially Open

2020-09-23T11:33:24-05:00June 24th, 2020|

The Physician Compare 60-day Preview Period is officially open. You can now preview your 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information before it will appear on Physician Compare profile pages and in the Downloadable Database. You can access the secured Preview through the Quality Payment Program website. You can review the Physician Compare Preview Period User Guide for information on how

QPP: Strategies to Meet 2020 MIPS Requirements

2020-09-23T11:31:22-05:00June 9th, 2020|

Participants in MIPS have a performance threshold which is the minimum points needed to prevent the negative payment adjustment to Medicare Part B claims in 2022. Last year MIPS participants were required to have a total of 30 points to meet this performance threshold. This year the performance threshold is 45 points. Without an electronic

Community Coalition Essential Part of Developing, Implementing and Spreading Parkview Health’s ACP Program

2020-05-26T09:06:53-05:00May 22nd, 2020|

Chris Brinneman isn’t afraid of talking about sensitive subjects. Take death for example. It’s a topic she’s focused on for many years. As a social worker, she’s had to have difficult discussions with patients and caregivers about the “What If…” that may occur in life and how to properly address that care decision when needed.

Let’s Talk About Cost

2020-05-26T11:56:56-05:00May 13th, 2020|

Trying to understand the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) may have you scratching your head — especially the Cost category. And that is understandable. The Cost category is mysterious, if not downright confusing at times. In this category, a provider doesn’t need to enter information into the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Instead, this information is captured