I often talk to our Registry clients about their long-term plans and goals for CMS’s Quality Programs… some procrastinate, some plan to hire a person, or people, just for data entry, others plan to upgrade their EHR (or get on to an EHR in the first place) to make reporting an easier task… And lastly, some practices, mostly small or solo practices, are trying to decide if they can make up the difference by seeing more patients to offset the downward adjustment imposed by CMS by not reporting. This last statement, while shocking, is where a true problem lies – if providers are deciding not to participate in the program because it is too burdensome – how will we get a program like QPP off the ground?
Admittedly, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is confusing, and when it comes to data submission too many seem to take the path of least resistance. Submitting data through an electronic medical/health record (i.e., EMR/EHR… hereafter EMR) while seemingly “easy” has potential pitfalls. Here are few quick thoughts to ponder in this regard;
LW Consulting, Inc. announces a collaborative partnership with Patient360, a physician-owned and operated Qualified Registry and QCDR formed to help practices improve quality reporting, increase incentive payment, and avoid negative payment adjustments from CMS.
Patient360 is excited to share news that we have partnered with LW Consulting. Read more about our collaboration here »
Learn how MIPS scoring works in 2017, and make it a money-saving game with better patient outcomes.
To fulfill requirements of the federally-regulated Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), you need to know what data to report; how to report; how long to report; and on which providers to report. Then, you must figure out how your practice scored so you can anticipate a negative or positive payment adjustment.
The CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) is a mishmash of complex measures, scoring, and acronyms (like QPP, MIPS, CEHRT). Confusion is perhaps the only constant when talking about maximizing performance in this ever-evolving program. One element which requires attention by virtue of how CMS “labels” the item is CEHRT, the acronym for Certified Electronic Health Record Technology. CEHRT was a designation assigned to certain electronic medical or health record (EMR/EHR) platforms meeting government-defined criteria. Not all EMR/EHR products are CEHRT.
Patient360 prices will be increasing on November 17, 2017. You have an opportunity to get in on the last few weeks of 2017 pricing.... Don't worry, they aren't going up by much, but why not get in at the lower pricing now?!?
Patient360 QCDR prices will bump up to $449. Signing up with Patient360 as your CMS Qualified registry means you can count on us to submit your data to CMS. SIGN UP NOW!
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I would like to thank our Guest DO, Dr. Jorgensen at Patient360 for his well thought out blog and responses. Your insight has helped a lot of our readers. Thank you to our community bloggers for their ability to be vulnerable in the face of painful memories. You made a difference. Don’t ever stop telling your truth.
2017 Patient360 MIPS prices will be increasing effective November 17th. You have an opportunity to get in on the last few weeks of 2017 pricing.... Don't worry, they aren't going up by much, but why not get in at the lower pricing now?!?
Patient360 MIPS prices will bump up to $349. Signing up with Patient360 as your CMS Qualified registry means you can count on us to submit your data to CMS. SIGN UP NOW!