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MIPS Promoting Interoperability hardship exception now available

MIPS Promoting Interoperability hardship exception now available – Submit today, don’t wait! For 2018 MIPS, eligible clinicians can submit a QPP Hardship Exception Application to have the Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category (formerly ACI) reweighted to 0 percent citing one of the following reasons: Small practices (15 or fewer clinicians)¬†NEW for 2018 Using decertified EHR technology NEW for 2018 Insufficient Internet connectivity Extreme and uncontrollable circumstances Lack of control over the availability of CEHRT Application…
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MACRA Minute – Request your MIPS Targeted Review Today

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! October 1 is the deadline to request a MIPS Targeted Review – But Don’t Wait! A targeted review is a process where MIPS ECs can request CMS review their 2017 MIPS participation year calculations. If you suspect there are errors or data quality issues with your 2019 payment adjustment then don’t delay! Confirm you have an Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account today and log in to…
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MACRA Minute – Exclusion vs. Special Status for 2018 MIPS

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week!   Difference between Exclusions and Special Statuses for 2018 MIPS EXCLUSION¬†means you are EXEMPT from participation in MIPS and therefore will not receive a negative or positive payment adjustment. These include: Newly enrolled to Medicare (enrolled during the performance period) Below the low-volume threshold which means: Medicare allowable covered charges less than or equal to $90,000 a year OR 200 or less Medicare part B patients…
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PROPOSED 2018 MIPS and APM changes

On June 20, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the PROPOSED RULE for the 2018 Quality Payment Program, which includes the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs) participation options and requirements. The Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requires that the Quality Payment Program is reevaluated and updated annually. The proposed rule aims to simplify reporting requirements and offer support for doctors and clinicians…
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