CMS, MACRA – MIPS, and Drawing the Short Straw

Now, I’m not a mathematician, but I can count to ten. So, I wasn’t expecting any problems when I decided to look at the recently released MIPS Final Scores for the 2017 reporting period. It is a bit hard to find the Final Scores as they are not viewable on the Profile...

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...