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.
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.
The final rule for 2019 Quality Payment Program was released earlier this month. Although there are many important updates in the rule, there is one item in particular that seems to be causing a lot of confusion. We have received many variations of this core question – “Is 2015 Edition Certified EHR required for 2019? If so, by what date?”.
Although providers can use a 2014 or a 2015 certified EHR for 2018 MIPS reporting year, starting 2019, 2015 edition will be required. However, the mapping between 2015 Edition EHR and the ACI category reporting requirements has providers and EHR vendors confused. In this blog, we attempt to eliminate this confusion with the help of an infographic that explains this mapping.
Over the last decade, billions of American tax payer dollars have been spent to achieve “interoperability” in healthcare. Has it worked? The answer depends on who you ask. However, everyone agrees that we have a long way to go. Can FHIR® might be the answer to the interoperability conundrum?