In CMS
May 17th, 2018
The Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category – one of four performance categories in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) – is now the Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category. What’s In a Name? For whatever reason, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) renamed the performance category. Nothing else has changed about the category. ...
In CMS
Mar 20th, 2018
At the HIMSS18 Conference, March 3, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma spoke about how far healthcare infrastructure has come in the United States and how far it has yet to go, referring specifically to electronic health records (EHRs). Here is an excerpt from her speech: We have held meetings in cities across ...
Electronic health records (EHRs) are supposed to allow for the sharing of health information. If a patient, for example, is found to have an allergy to penicillin at the family doctor’s office, then emergency room and other medical providers should be able to see the allergy in their EHR systems. Unfortunately, EHR systems do not ...
In MACRA
Sep 15th, 2017
Several new resources on the Quality Payment Program website may help specialty practices successfully report in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The deadline for initiating 90-day participation in MIPS is Oct. 2. It isn’t too late, however, for MIPS eligible clinicians and clinician groups to report the minimum performance data (one Quality or Improvement ...
The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 performance year is now available on the Quality Payment Program website. Determine if You Are Exempt Clinicians who are eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year, but are not able to fulfill the Advancing Care Information performance category, for one ...