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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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New Attestation Resources for the 2016 Medicare EHR Incentive Program

The Medicare EHR Incentive Programs attestation system will be open from January 3 – February 28, 2017. Providers must attest no later than February 28th, 2017 for the 2016 program year to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment. For 2016 Medicare Meaningful Use attestation the reporting period for all participants, returning and new, is any 90-day period in 2016. NEW Attestation Resources: CMS Attestation Worksheets – Providers can log their MU measures for each objective in…
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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!

MIPS: What you need to know now!

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program’s Goal is paying for value and better care. The QPP has 2 paths: Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). We will focus on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) path. Please Note: A final rule is expected from CMS by November 2016. Starting in 2017, all of the current programs (PQRS, Meaningful Use, Value Modifier) will be combined into ONE…
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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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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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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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Extended Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Stage 3 Timeline

On December 6th, 2013, CMS proposed a new meaningful use timeline for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Under this new timeline, Stage 2 MU will be extended through 2016 with Stage 3 beginning in 2017. Providers are still required to complete at least 2 years in Stage 2 before advancing to Stage 3. “The goal of this change is two-fold:” according to CMS, “first, to allow CMS and ONC to focus efforts on…
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EHR Meaningful Use – Start in 2013!

First Year of Meaningful Use Maximum Possible Medicare Incentive 2013 $39,000 2014 $24,000* *$15,000 LOSS in possible incentives if you WAIT till 2014 BOTTOM LINE: START THIS YEAR Waiting till 2014 to begin means you could forfeit $15,000 of potential incentive money. To avoid this, start TODAY in 2013 and attest for 90 days of ‘meaningful use’. Don’t leave this money on the table. NEW: CMS EHR Participation Timeline CMS has posted a new interactive…
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A Walker County clinic using MediSYS has collected $126,000 in Medicare EHR Incentives!

March 11th, 2013 Although not all incentive payments have been reported, those payments reported to MediSYS indicate our Alabama Providers have collected over 4 million dollars in incentive payments.  And that number continues to grow every day as physicians report receiving their checks. Providers from cities across the state of Alabama have received Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments.  Plus, many Medicare providers have collected significant ePrescribe incentive payments, PQRS incentives and more.  Specialties receiving…
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