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 Billing
Apr 21st, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted three new resources to its Quality Payment Program Educational Resources webpage: MIPS Participation Fact Sheet: This fact sheet answers basic questions about eligibility in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Fact: “Clinicians who are not included in MIPS now, may choose to voluntarily submit data individua...
In MACRA
Mar 14th, 2017
To participate in the Medicare Incentive Payment System (MIPS), you will need to select the Quality, Improvement Activities, and/or Advancing Care Information measures on which you will report this year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers an online tool that allows you review and download the various measures for informational and estimation purposes (You cannot ...
Quality reporting has been a challenge for all providers, with specific concerns for anesthesia practices. On the bright side, the past 10 years of quality reporting has served well as a primer for what lies ahead. A brief review of quality reporting, then and now, will provide some clarity and prepare you for the future ...
In ICD-10
Jan 13th, 2017
An addendum to the 2016 Electronic Clinical Measure (eCQM) specifications updates ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS value sets for the 2017 performance year. This update applies to eCQMs for the 2017 performance period of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Go here to access the following: eCQMs for Eligible Clinicians Table January 2017 eCQM Specifications for Eligible Clinicians ...