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 that...

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....