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 ...
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 ...
In MACRA
Dec 14th, 2016
Are you ready for the first performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Do you even need to get ready? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services conducted a webinar on Nov. 29 that lays it all out for you in four steps. 1. Determine your eligibility status. In 2017, you are a ...