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March 31 is the LAST DAY to Submit 2022 MIPS Data

Attention MIPS Eligible Providers: March 31st at 8:00 PM ET is the deadline to submit your 2022 MIPS Performance Year data! You can sign in on the QPP Website and submit or update your data at any time until the submission window closes on March 31st. Questions? Contact the Quality Payment Program at 1-866-288-8292 or by e-mail at: [email protected]. To receive assistance more quickly, consider calling during non-peak hours—before 10 AM and after 2 PM…
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2022 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application Is Now Open

Attention MIPS Eligible Providers: The 2022 MIPS performance year Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application is now OPEN. Submit your applications to CMS by 8 p.m. ET on December 31, 2022. ATTENTION for Small Practices: Beginning with the 2022 performance year, small practices receive automatic reweighting of the Promoting Interoperability performance category to 0%, whether they choose to participate as an individual or as a group. For more information visit the QPP website. When would you submit an…
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2019 Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Now Available

2019 MIPS Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Applications are Now Available CMS is now accepting hardship exception applications for the Promoting Interoperability (PI) category for the 2019 MIPS performance period. The following exceptions are available: Small practice De-certified EHR technology Insufficient Internet connectivity Extreme and uncontrollable circumstances such as disaster, practice closure, severe financial distress, or vendor issues Lack of control over the availability of certified EHR (CEHRT) If your application is approved, your PI score…
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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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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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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 This new website will also help to identify the most relevant measures for your practice or specialty. More information coming soon!