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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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Annual Wellness Visits

By Carrie Gulledge RHIA, Director of Electronic Health Records and Jennifer Woodward, Director of Operations with MediSYS   As today’s healthcare drive pushes practices even further down the path of pay for performance versus the older models of pay for volume, administrators and executives throughout healthcare are researching and implementing ideas to provide an overall better experience for patients. Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits have become one way CMS has encouraged better patient care and follow-up….
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Mid-Week MACRA Minute – ACI Measures that no longer have an exemption

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! It’s not too late to finish strong with MIPS reporting in 2017! In this week’s MACRA Minute, we want to point out a few measures that no longer have an exemption available for 2017 reporting! In the 2017 Advancing Care Information (ACI) Transition Objectives and Measures category: Objective 6 – Health Information Exchange There is no longer an exemption. In previous years, if there were less than…
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Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Advancing Care Information Tips n Tricks

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! Advancing Care Information: Tips ‘n’ Tricks We created a list of a few tips on the Advancing Care Information (formerly Meaningful Use) performance category for 2017. Remember, the Advancing Care Information (ACI) category counts for 25% of your 2017 MIPS Performance score. Tips ‘n’ Tricks: Make sure you choose the right ACI measure set to report on. This will depend on which version your EHR software is certified; 2014 or…
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Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Improvement Activities Tips n Tricks

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! Improvement Activities: Tips ‘n’ Tricks We created a list of a few tips on the Improvement Activities performance category for 2017.  Remember, the Improvement Activities category counts for 15% of your 2017 MIPS Performance score. Tips ‘n’ Tricks: The maximum score for the Improvement Activities (IA) category is 40. Each Improvement Activity is weighted differently and the weight determines the points that you will receive for completing the activity:…
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Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Quality Measure 226: Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! Quality Measure 226 – Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention CMS made some changes to Quality Measure 226 and we have highlighted those changes below. Description: Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older who were screened for tobacco use one or more times within 24 months AND who received cessation counseling intervention if identified as a tobacco user NEW DENOMINATOR/NUMERATOR CRITERIA…
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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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Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Who is included in MIPS?

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! Who is included in MIPS? In 2017, participation is easier than it has EVER been! You’re included in MIPS if you bill Medicare Part B more than $30,000 a year in allowable charges and provide care for more than 100 Medicare patients a year, and are a: Physician Physician assistant Nurse practitioner Clinical nurse specialist Certified registered nurse anesthetist ***First year Medicare Providers in 2017 are…
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MediSYS Leverages Alpha II Registry to Improve Quality Measure Reporting for Providers

MediSYS Leverages Alpha II Registry to Improve Quality Measure Reporting for Providers Integrated, web-based quality reporting service will provide MediSYS customers compliant reporting for improved quality, efficiency of care TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – January 31, 2017 – Alpha II, LLC, a leading developer of software platforms, software as a service and publications that support the healthcare revenue cycle, announced today it has signed an agreement with MediSYS to offer its Alpha II Registry to successfully collect…
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CMS Finalizes the New Medicare Quality Payment Program

BREAKING NEWS! CMS has finalized the new Quality Payment Program (MIPS, APM, MACRA). In order to help explain the new program, CMS has created a new Quality Payment Program website http://qpp.cms.gov. This new website will also help to identify the most relevant measures for your practice or specialty. More information coming soon!