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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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Wrapping Up: Final Recommendations for the 2020 Program Year

As 2020 comes to an end, Eligible Clinicians have limited time to wrap up Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) activities and finish the year strong. Actions taken after 12/31 generally will not impact scoring, but there’s still opportunity to optimize your participation….

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Moving Pieces: Reviewing the MIPS Promoting Interoperability Category

The MIPS Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category emphasizes the electronic exchange of health information using certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). The PI category is designed to improve patient access to health information, expand exchange of information between providers and…

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Don’t Lose Sight: Visualizing MIPS Quality Measures

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program often feels like an exercise in compliance. The complicated rules and seemingly constant change make it easy to lose sight of what your MIPS data represents. When you report “numerators” and “denominators” for…

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Looking Ahead: Reviewing the 2021 QPP Proposed Rule

Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues an ongoing effort to improve the Quality Payment Program through updated policy. In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, they have limited 2021 proposals to focus on the…

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Update on COVID-19 and the Quality Payment Program

In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented multiple flexibilities across the 2019 and 2020 performance years for the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Flexibilities are primarily designed to allow clinicians…

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Code Breaker: Unlocking the Power of Billing for MIPS Quality Measures

For many practices, billing processes and reports are more tightly controlled and monitored than electronic medical record (EHR) documentation and dashboards. After all, proper coding is the key to avoiding rejected claims and delays in reimbursements. But did you know…

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Telehealth in Action – Part 2: Implementation

Attendees of part 1 of this webinar series will have learned about the wide range of telehealth solutions, important features and functions, and how to analyze which product is the right fit. Part 2 will address considerations for implementation, including…

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