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On June 1, EHR Intelligence reported that 91 percent of eligible clinicians participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) during the first year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which is 1 percent higher than the goal set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “Remarkably, the submission rates for Accountable Care Organizations and clinicians in rural practices were at 98 percent and 94 percent, respectively,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

“What makes these numbers most exciting is the concerted efforts by clinicians, professional associations and many others to ensure high quality care and improved outcomes for patients.” Verma touted the high participation rate, but also re-emphasized the agency’s commitment to reducing administration burdens on providers through the Patients Over Paperwork initiative.

“At the same time, we continue to put patients first by protecting the safety of our beneficiaries and strengthening the quality of healthcare they receive,” Verma added.

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Great Plains QIN Quality Improvement Advisors continue to strive to support 100 percent of providers that are wanting to improve and report on their 2018 MIPS scores. We assist Accountable Care Organization (ACO) groups as well as large organizations to practices with one or two physicians. You do not have to work on this process alone!

Contact us at the QPP Help Desk: 402/817-7250 or via email: qppsupport@greatplainsqin.org