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 ...
In CMS
May 22nd, 2017
It’s been seven years since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2010 was signed into law by President Barack Obama, and the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs were born. Naysayers doubted the virtue of quality reporting, but at long last, we’re hearing some positive outcomes of meaningful use ...
In MACRA
Jan 3rd, 2017
January 1, 2017, marked the start of the first performance year for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). And yet, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is still working out the details for this new quality incentive program. The agency released on December 29, 2016, a Fact Sheet regarding the Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category. Although ...