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AL and MS Medicaid Program Attestation for 2018

Alabama Medicaid – Medicaid has changed the name of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program to Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program. Alabama Medicaid is now accepting PY 2018 attestations and the deadline to submit your data is March 31, 2019. The link to Alabama’s State Level Registry (SLR) is https://alslr.thinkhts.com/. For more information, please refer to AL Medicaid’s Promoting Interoperability (PI) website: http://medicaid.alabama.gov/content/2.0_Newsroom/2.7_Special_Initiatives/2.7.2_Meaningful_Use.aspx.   Mississippi Medicaid – Medicaid has changed the name of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program…
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Attestation for MIPS 2018

MIPS 2018 Attestation Deadline is fast approaching! The attestation deadline is April 2, 2019. CMS Web Interface users need to report their Quality performance category data by March 22, 2019. Clinicians who reported Quality measures via Medicare Part B claims throughout the 2018 performance year, CMS will receive your quality data from claims processed by your Medicare Administrative Contractor, and claims for services furnished during 2018 must be processed within 60 days after the end…
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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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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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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!

Bill is passed that delays ICD10 implementation until 2015

*Update* On April 1, 2014, the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” bill was signed into law. This legislation delayed ICD-10 implementation which may not occur prior to October 1, 2015 as well as continuing the 0.5% update to Medicare physician payments through Dec. 31, 2014 and providing a 0% freeze to payments Jan. 1-March 31, 2015. ___________________________________________________________ On March 31, 2014, the US Senate passed a bill to delay the planned ICD-10 implementation…
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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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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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CMS now accepting hardship exemption requests for 2014 eRX penalty

Web portal now OPEN to accept hardship exemption requests for 2014 e-prescribing penalty The Quality Reporting Communications Support Page is now open to accept hardship exemption requests to avoid the 2014 2% eRx penalty. This page will be accessible through June 30, 3013 in order for providers to submit hardship exemption requests. If you submitted a hardship exemption request last year, you must also do so again this year as they must be submitted annually….
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