Recently, QPP tool was updated to reflect the latest MIPS 2018 Participation Status. This was referred to as the “Final 2018 MIPS Eligibility Status” in a recent CMS newsletter, which has many MIPS eligible clinicians and groups thoroughly confused. This blog aims at removing the confusion by helping clinicians understand how the MIPS 2018 participation status is determined and if they would be required to participate in MIPS.
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?”.
A new provision has been introduced for 2019 MIPS performance year, the option for ECs to opt-in for MIPS. Learn more about this option, how it is different from Voluntary Participation in MIPS, and 5 good reasons why physician practices must consider it.
Last week, CMS released the QPP final rule for 2019. We will be doing a series of blogs and webinar to discuss the changes in details and how it impacts EHR developers and providers. However, there is one change that deserves a blog of it’s own. In my opinion, it is the biggest change since the start of Meaningful Use program almost a decade ago.
With the QPP 2019 proposed rule, CMS is making conscious efforts to make QPP participation meaningful and less burdensome for the clinicians and addressing the opioid epidemic. To that end, the modifications proposed for the Improvement Activities category are geared towards fine-tuning, addressing the existing gaps, and aligning IA closely with other performance categories. Let’s see how.
Last week, CMS held a support call for Qualified Registries, a regular monthly call that all Qualified Registry vendors like MyMipsScore have to attend. There was an announcement by CMS during the call that I would like to discuss and share. Here is the exact text from the agenda for the call:
“Cherry Picking: It has come to CMS’ attention that certain vendors may be advertising services…….
In the previous blog we looked at the highlights of the 2019 QPP Proposed Rule for MIPS. In this post we would explore how the 2019 proposed rule will affect the Quality performance category, the category with highest weight. The Meaningful Measures Initiative has led to "redefining" of the Quality performance category. Under this initiative, CMS has been working to……
The QPP proposed rule for 2019 performance year was released on Jul 12, 2018. It brings in a host of changes. We will explore the proposed rule in this multi-part blog series and highlight the changes. In Part-I of the series, we will discuss the overall impact of the proposed changes including the influence of the Bipartisan Budget Act……
In our last blog, we had discussed about the MIPS 2017 performance feedback reports that became available on June 29, 2018. These reports provide the final MIPS score and the corresponding final payment adjustment that will be applied to 2019 Part B payments. For most people, the final scores were what they expected. However, many are crying foul over the payment adjustments.
The moment of truth is drawing near. According to CMS, the first MIPS performance feedback reports will be available shortly in July, and will provide the 2017 final MIPS score and the MIPS payment adjustment applicable to the eligible clinicians beginning Jan 1, 2019. Learn how to get ready for reviewing your report and how to go about requesting a Targeted Review in case you find any discrepancy in your report.