MIPS: The Chickens are Coming Home to Roost

Last month I wrote a post titled MIPS Data: The Finish Line is Crossed. In that blog I noted that the MIPS data submission window ended April 3, 2018 for the 2017 reporting period. After that date it was too late to make strategic decisions on relevant issues such as...

MIPS Data: The Finish Line is Crossed

The race is over, all the data is locked, and now we just wait for the results. The MIPS 2017 data submission period ended last week on April 3, 2018. The time for strategic planning and decision making is over. Submit on an individual or group basis? Choose this...

Death of the Middleman: Healthcare & Blockchain

I’ve seen it twice before. Some new technology drops out of the sky and within a few years we are living in a different world. First, we witnessed the rise of the personal computer. In the early days it was only the nerds who saw it coming and naysayers were...

MACRA – MIPS: Privilege and the Zero-Sum Game

Over the holidays I have been thinking a lot about the MACRA & MIPS program. Maybe too much. Something about it doesn’t sit right with me. I have had a nagging sense that there was a flaw in the program. Something about it just seems wrong. First, I must offer a...

MACRA – MIPS: OIG Waves the Yellow Flag

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) last week released the Followup Review: CMS’s Management of The Quality Payment Program (QPP). In 2016 OIG published their initial assessment of the management of the QPP by CMS. This secondary release was to access progress made...