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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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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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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!

First-time Medicare Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline is October 1

Attestation Deadlines for 2016 MEDICARE Meaningful Use Are you a NEW, first-year meaningful use provider for 2016? Do you want to AVOID the payment adjustments for BOTH 2017 AND 2018? If both answers are YES, then you must successfully attest for 2016 meaningful use by October 1st, 2016. The EHR reporting period for 2016 first-time participants is any continuous 90-day period. What happens if I miss the October 1 deadline? You MUST successfully attest for 2016 meaningful use by…
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Alabama Medicaid State Level Registry Open

The new Alabama State Level Registry (SLR) system is now open to process Medicaid Meaningful Use attestations for Program Year 2015 and will remain open until October 31st, 2016 at midnight CST. Alabama Medicaid will be processing both Adopt-Implement-Update (AIU) and Meaningful Use (MU) attestations for participation year 2015. The link to access the new Alabama SLR is: https://alslr.thinkhts.com/. For providers who see Medicaid AND Medicare patients, who could be subject to a Medicare payment…
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90-Day Meaningful Use reporting period in 2016 proposed by CMS

CMS proposes 90-Day Meaningful Use reporting period in 2016  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed having a shorter Meaningful Use reporting period for all eligible professionals for the 2016 reporting year. This shorter reporting period would be any continuous 90-day period between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. CMS included this provision in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System proposed rule.  The OPPS…
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MediSYS is a PQRS/CQM Data Submission Vendor (DSV): FREE service offered to MediSYS EHR clients!

MediSYS is a PQRS/CQM Data Submission Vendor (DSV): FREE service offered to MediSYS EHR clients! As a Data Submission Vendor (DSV), MediSYS will gather clinical quality data from our 2014 Certified MediSYS EHR and submit this information on the provider’s behalf to CMS for the program year specified. While others vendors are charging extra fees for this service, MediSYS offers this service FREE to all MediSYS EHR clients participating in PQRS and also submitting CQMs…
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Reminder about Upcoming Industry Deadlines

Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption – Deadline is July 1 Medicare eligible professionals who did not successfully meet Meaningful Use in 2014 have until July 1st, 2015 to file a 2016 hardship exemption to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment. The 2016 hardship exemption application and instructions can be found here: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/paymentadj_hardship.html In order to file a hardship exemption, eligible professionals must show proof of a circumstance beyond their control and clearly outline how those circumstances greatly impaired their ability to…
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Medicare EHR Attestation Deadline Extended until March 20

  CMS has extended the EHR Attestation Deadline until 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2015 for EPs attesting to meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2014 reporting year. This deadline extension is to allow EPs more time to submit meaningful use data. CMS, as well as MediSYS, urges you to begin your 2014 Medicare meaningful use reporting period attestation as soon as possible. Please Note: This deadline extension only affects the Medicare…
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CMS Finalizes New Rule for 2014 CEHRT

On August 29th, CMS released the final rule for providers who are unable to fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT for an EHR reporting period in 2014 due to delays in 2014 CEHRT availability, to allow them to use the 2011 Edition of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) for calendar and fiscal year 2014. Providers may now use EHRs that have been certified under the 2011 Edition, a combination of the 2011 and 2014 Editions,…
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2014 Is Big, Let MediSYS Guide You Through

2014 is a BIG Year, Let MediSYS Guide You Through The year 2014 comes with high stakes and BIG changes for healthcare providers.  The list of penalties and new requirements is bigger than ever, and without guidance from your EHR vendor, your clinic could wind up in the dark.  Not only is 2014 the last year for Medicare providers to begin participation in Meaningful Use to potentially earn an incentive and avoid the penalty. Being…
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