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MIPS: Final Scores Released

After numerous delays the MIPS final scores for the 2017 reporting year have been released. These scores are based on a foundation on four individual categories: Cost, Quality, Improvement Activities, and Promoting Interoperability. For Eligible Clinicians (EC) the...

MACRA/MIPS: The Audits Cometh

Sooner or later we knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time until CMS started cranking up the audit process for the MACRA/MIPS program. During the Meaningful Use (MU) EHR Incentive Program both Medicare and Medicaid recipients faced audits. In cases where...

The Jury Returns: MACRA – MIPS and 2019 CEHRT Requirements

Back in August I wrote a post entitled, “MIPS and EHR Certification: Most Asked Question”. The issue at hand was when did MIPS eligible providers need to be using 2015 Edition Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). Some voices had expressed hope...

MIPS: Heed the Undertow

Wikipedia defines undertow as “the under-current which is moving offshore when waves are approaching the shore.” The eye is deceived by focusing on the waves coming in and does not see the strong counter current ready to catch you by surprise. The danger is in the...

The Final MIPS Scores: What to Know

The MIPS scores based on 2017 performance were released just over a month ago and there are a few things to know. It is now possible to sign in and, as CMS tell us, “view your final performance feedback, which includes your final score and payment adjustment...

MIPS: The Incredible Shrinking Incentive

I first received a hint that something funny was going on about two weeks ago. A colleague who is one of the foremost MACRA-MIPS experts contacted me about one of her clients. They had just checked the provider’s 2017 final MIPS score and it was a high one, 93.87....

MACRA/MIPS: The Final Scores Cometh

Seem like we’ve been waiting for this a long, long time. All these MACRA/MIPS mileposts and deadlines have come and gone. The rear-view mirror shows where we’ve been, but what lies ahead?  Here is what CMS tell us: The data submission period for the 2017...

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...

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...