During the webinar “Get Ready for MIPS 2019”, we discussed the significant changes in all the performance categories and how 2019 version of MyMipsScore is equipped to handle them. Particularly how you can find the best Quality measures across multiple collection types, and how scoring and reweighting works for the newly restructured PI category. We have compiled a list of questions and answers from the webinar for your ready reference.
Improvement scoring for the Quality performance category was introduced in the second year of MIPS (2018). As the name suggests, the improvement score will be calculated by direct comparison of performance data for Quality to the previous year’s performance. In other words, if an eligible clinicians scores better in 2019 than they did in 2018, they will be rewarded for it. This blog talks about 10 things you need to know.
Is it worth the trouble to do well in MIPS? Since the launch of the MIPS program, healthcare organizations have struggled with this simple question to decide their degree of commitment to the MIPS program. If you had previously decided it is not worthwhile beyond avoiding penalty, 2019 is the year to reevaluate your decision. This blog will help you understand why.
Quality Payment Program performance data for 2017 will be publicly available on Physician Compare website in early 2019 to help the Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers make informed decisions, and to encourage clinicians to deliver quality care. With that, MIPS score and its impact on reputation will begin to get very real. This data will serve as the MIPS report card for all providers participating in QPP (MIPS, APMs). So, it would be best to understand what data would be published on Physician Compare, in what format, and for whom.
The QPP 2019 Final Rule was released in November 2018 in which many of the changes in the proposed rule were finalized. The biggest changes are bringing new clinician types under the MIPS fold, making 2015 edition Certified EHR a requirement, restructuring of the Promoting Interoperability category, making multiple submission methods available for Quality and Facility-based scoring. Let's take a closer look.
In our last blog we discussed how Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are planning to leverage the HL7® FHIR® standard. This discussion would be incomplete without the mention of probably the largest FHIR solution in the country today managed by a (non-tech) organization. I am talking about Blue Button 2.0 by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
A recent blog post by ONC in 2018 highlighted some amazing analysis around the adoption of FHIR® in the US. The post briefly mentioned how Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are planning to leverage the HL7® FHIR® standard. This blog discusses how some of these big companies are approaching FHIR.
If you are reporting as a group, you may need to report the All-Cause Hospital Readmission Measure (ACR). Read this post to get your questions answered about Applicability, Reporting, Case Minimum, and Scoring of the All Cause Hospital Readmission Measure.
Reporting as a group might not only be beneficial for administrative burden reduction and meeting the case-minimums, it might also help increase performance rates and the total positive payment adjustment. To understand how that is possible, read how MIPS group reporting works.
Learn how MIPS Payment Adjustment Calculation will work for 2018 and the implications of MIPS Score that go beyond money. If you are thinking of submitting just enough data to avoid the penalty, read on why you should work on maximizing your MIPS score instead.