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Reviewing the 2022 QPP Final Rule

On November 2, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule focused primarily on policies for MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) as a driver of meaningful participation paths for clinicians and improved…

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Taking Exception: Reviewing Options for MIPS Category Re-Weighting

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes there may be circumstances outside of your control that make it difficult to meet MIPS program requirements. In an effort to reduce burden, they provide the opportunity to apply for exceptions…

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Choose Wisely: Considerations for MIPS Quality Measure Selection

While there are hundreds of MIPS Quality measures to choose from, not all measures are created equal. Without a full understanding of the CMS approach to measuring quality, program participants risk putting in a lot of effort for minimal return….

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Zero to Sixty: Reaching the MIPS Performance Threshold

For the 2021 program year, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participants must achieve a score of 60 points to avoid penalty. Practices stuck at the starting line who fail to report will receive a score of zero and the maximum -9% negative…

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Charting a Path: Introducing the APM Performance Pathway

If your organization participates in an Alternative Payment Model (APM) such as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), you may be impacted by the APM Performance Pathway (APP) update for 2021. The APP is…

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Selecting and Implementing MIPS Improvement Activities for 2021

The MIPS Improvement Activities category is easy to overlook. Many participants pay less attention to the details because it’s weighted at just 15% of the final MIPS score and reported in a check-the-box fashion. Other participants focus on MIPS Quality…

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An Introduction to Information Blocking for Health Care Providers

The Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) 21st Century Cures Act puts patients in charge of their health records through updated health IT certification criteria and a prohibition on “information blocking.” By preventing unreasonable interference with the access, use, and…

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Policy Updates from the 2021 QPP Final Rule

In September 2020 we brought you our “Looking Ahead” webinar on the 2021 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule. With the rule finalized in December, we are now pleased to bring you a review of policy updates from the 2021…

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Navigating the Quality Payment Program Submission Site

Is your Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting plan in place? Unless you have a third party working on your behalf, most MIPS data submission options require logging into the Quality Payment Program web portal and entering data for Quality, Promoting Interoperability,…

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