The QPP proposed rule for 2020 performance year was released last week. As anticipated, the requirements have become steeper. Performance thresholds and data completeness have increased substantially. On the other hand, many policies introduced for the 2019 performance year remain unaltered for 2020.
Performance feedback is now available for the 2018 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year. The feedback presents your final score, including the Cost Category, year-to-year Quality Improvement (if applicable) and the payment adjustment that you will receive. This blog explains how to navigate your performance feedback report.
CMS recently announced it’s contract with an agency to conduct MIPS audits and data validation for 2017 and 2018 performance years. The best way to face an audit is to have planned for it and be prepared. So, we have compiled a MIPS audit checklist for you, in case you happen to be chosen for one.
The PI performance category has undergone a complete makeover for 2019 MIPS performance year. This redesign affects how the measures are scored, the reweigting of points if exclusions are claimed, the bonus points and thus the PI score. Understand how this change impacts the PI category score and thus the MIPS score.
Get an overview of the Cost category for 2019. Learn about the 10 Cost measures, will they apply to you, and how Cost category score will be calculated for 2019 MIPS performance year.
Are you planning to submit CAHPS for MIPS survey as a Quality measure for MIPS 2019? Here are 6 things you need to know about what constitutes this measure, and how is it scored.
In a recent webinar, we discussed how CMS has redefined the Patient Engagement requirements for MIPS 2019 PI category. Additionally, in the NPRM announced at HIMSS 2019, ONC proposed a new certification criterion targeted towards the objectives that 2015 Certified EHRs will need to support going forward. It is a lot to process simultaneously, and many of our clients (both providers and EHR vendors) have reached out to us for clarification of these requirements and the associated security concerns, which this blog aims to address.
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.