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MIPS Reporting Deadlines Fast Approaching: 10 Things to Do and Know

MIPS Reporting Deadlines Fast Approaching: 10 Things to Do and Know

MIPS Reporting Deadlines Fast Approaching Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your data. Submit early and often. The two key...

Quality Payment Program Questions? Technical Assistance Available

Quality Payment Program Questions? Technical Assistance Available

The Quality Payment Program Reporting portal is now open for your submissions and attestations to the MIPS Categories. CMS has created a valuable portal for reporting and are working every day to improve this experience. Clinicians can now submit all their 2017...

CMS Announces New Payment Model

CMS Announces New Payment Model

  CMS announces new payment model to improve quality, coordination and cost-effectiveness for both inpatient and outpatient care  Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) announced...

Maximizing Opportunities Through the QPP: A Clinic’s Success Story

Maximizing Opportunities Through the QPP: A Clinic’s Success Story

  In July, the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network - Nebraska team developed and distributed a Quality Payment Program (QPP) promotional flyer to clinics throughout the state to encourage goal setting related to the overall QPP. The flyer mentioned that the Great...

CMS Finalizes Quality Payment Program Rule for Year 2

CMS Finalizes Quality Payment Program Rule for Year 2

Quality Payment Program Year 2 Policies are Gradually Preparing Clinicians for Full Implementation Increasing Flexibility and Reducing Burdens CMS recently finalized policies for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program to further reduce your burden and offer more ways...

The MIPS Program: Four Strategies to Maximize Revenue

The MIPS Program: Four Strategies to Maximize Revenue

RevCycle Intelligence recently published four strategies for providers to maximize revenue under MACRA’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) during the program’s first performance year. Recent surveys show that many eligible clinicians still are not...

Security Risk Assessment Assistance

Security Risk Assessment Assistance

Are you an Eligible Hospital planning on attesting to Meaningful Use this year? Are you a practice that will be participating in MIPS for 2017? Are you checking the box when attesting to Performed a Security Risk Assessment? If you are planning on attesting 'yes' in...

Upcoming Events

Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska seeks your participation during the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a community to recognize the need and value[...]
Apr 10 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Register Now This webinar will review acute pain and chronic pain guidance and will discuss how to use a pain guidance document in practice. Differentiation of pain treatment recommendations as they relate to patient populations[...]
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Register Now On January 1, Nebraska became the first state to require pharmacists and pharmacies to report all dispensed prescriptions daily to the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), not just controlled substances. PDMPs are a[...]
Mar 13 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now This webinar will highlight the development of a Pain Guidance Task Force in Nebraska. Presenters will  discuss composition of the task force and utilization of CDC’s guidelines on opioid prescribing to compile the[...]
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:45 pm Younes Conference Center
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. CT Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE Register Now Attend this free event to learn more about the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare environment; we will look[...]
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Register Now One of the multitude of contributing factors to the opioid epidemic is highly variable pain treatment practices between healthcare providers. Efforts are being made nationally and at organizational levels to provide more consistent[...]