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In Case You Missed It …  Panel Discussion on E/M Coding Reform

In Case You Missed It … Panel Discussion on E/M Coding Reform

On July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed historic changes that would increase the amount of time that doctors and other clinicians can spend with their patients by reducing the burden of paperwork that clinicians face when billing...

MIPS Program Clarification Webinars and GPQIN Assistance

MIPS Program Clarification Webinars and GPQIN Assistance

Across the nation there have been some misconceptions about the incentive percentages applied to the MIPS program. The Great Plains QIN team wants to help our providers understand how the percentages were calculated in this budget-neutral program to have a clearer...

Now Available: MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score

Now Available: MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score

  If you submitted 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through the Quality Payment Program website, you can now view your performance feedback and MIPS final score. You can access your performance feedback and final score by: Going to the Quality...

EHR Hardship Exception Application

EHR Hardship Exception Application

Medicare eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) may be considered exempt from Medicare penalties and avoid a payment adjustment. This consideration is being made if a hospital can show that demonstrating 'meaningful use' would result in a significant...

MIPS Participation Rate Exceeds Goal of 90%

MIPS Participation Rate Exceeds Goal of 90%

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...

MIPS Eligibility Information and New Video Tutorial

MIPS Eligibility Information and New Video Tutorial

Quality Payment Program Website Now Offers 2018 MIPS Clinician Eligibility at the Group Level You can now log in to the CMS Quality Payment Program website to check your group’s 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). After logging into...

Hospital Quality Reporting Update Available

Hospital Quality Reporting Update Available

The Hospital Quality Reporting Center Spring 2018 newsletter is now available. This issue contains information for acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities and PPS-exempt cancer hospitals. Topics covered include: BREAKING NEWS!...

MIPS Highlights Quality Care at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

MIPS Highlights Quality Care at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

Less than a year ago, the leadership at Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (Prairie Lakes) in Watertown, SD, realized they needed to take action to begin the transition to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). On...

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