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New 2019 Quality Payment Program Resources Available

New 2019 Quality Payment Program Resources Available

To help you prepare for the 2019 performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS has posted the following new resources to the Quality Payment Program Resource Library. In the past these resources have been provided intermittently, but for...

The MIPS 2018 Data Submission Period is Now Open

The MIPS 2018 Data Submission Period is Now Open

MIPS Eligible Clinicians Can Start Submitting Data for 2018 through April 2 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially opened the data submission period for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in...

Nebraska Quality Payment Program Coalition: Part of the Solution

Nebraska Quality Payment Program Coalition: Part of the Solution

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) began in January 2017 under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.The QPP aims to improve health outcomes, promote smarter spending, minimize burden of participation and provide fairness and transparency...

CMS Quality Payment Program Updates [Looking Back and Ahead]

CMS Quality Payment Program Updates [Looking Back and Ahead]

CMS Released the Year 1 (2017) Quality Payment Program Performance Data infographic which gives breakdowns on who participated, payment adjustments, as well as mean/median scores. The 2017 performance year for the Quality Payment Program was: The first year of the...

CMS Releases the 2019 Quality Payment Program Final Rule

CMS Releases the 2019 Quality Payment Program Final Rule

Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program will shift clinicians’ time from completing unnecessary paperwork to providing innovative, high-quality patient care. Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

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...

Upcoming Events

Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Submit Presentation Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska is pleased to announce its Call for Presentations for the 16th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. Do you have valuable healthcare knowledge that could help your peers navigate the[...]
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Northeast Community College; Norfolk, Nebraska
          How are immunizations, antibiotic use and sepsis related? How can an increased knowledge impact your organization’s practices? How will a better understanding improve the lives of your patients? Want to learn more?[...]
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Northeast Community College, Life Long Learning Center – Suites F & G
  Join national sepsis expert and champion, Dr. Steven Q. Simpson as he facilitates learning and discussion on the critical role of EMS in the early recognition and management of septic patients through the use[...]
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, March 28, 2019 Holthus Convention Center York, Nebraska Want to see how others have implemented quality concepts into best practices for patient centered care?[...]
Mar 21 @ 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, March 28, 2019 Holthus Convention Center York, Nebraska Want to see how others have implemented quality concepts into best practices for patient centered care?[...]
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Improving the Patient Experience Learning and Action Network Series Healthcare is personal. Any individual in need of healthcare services becomes vulnerable. The level of comfort and confidence relayed by healthcare professionals at every[...]
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Emergency medical services personnel care for a substantial and increasing number of patients with sepsis. Rapid diagnosis and intervention for severe sepsis and septic shock is critical for appropriate treatment. This webinar will[...]
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Empowering nurses to participate in antimicrobial stewardship programs is the missing link in strengthening antimicrobial stewardship and improving patient care.  It has been found that nurses are generally not comfortable with microbiology reports.  Join us[...]
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now CMS recently published the final rule that provides updates to the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP), which includes the Medicare Incentive-based Payment Program (MIPS) and Advanced Payment Models. Policy changes include expanding the[...]