The Healthmonix Advisor

Shannon Scott

Shannon Scott is a Regulatory Informatics Specialist at Chirpy Bird Health IT Consulting. In this role, she supports clients in navigating the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). She uses her nearly two decades of experience as a Practice Administrator to train and educate healthcare professionals on quality, promoting interoperability, improvement activities, and ways to improve EHR usage. She has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and with years of experience in health IT, she offers expert guidance to all her clients.

Recent Posts

MIPS Scores Impact More Than Medicare Revenue, Commercial Payers Are Following Suit

Posted by Shannon Scott on August 8, 2019

Since 2017, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) has provided eligible clinicians a score of zero -100 annually based on the clinician’s efforts and data collection in four program categories: Quality, Improvement Activities, Promoting Interoperability, and Cost. A clinician’s final score for each year’s MIPS performance ultimately dictates a payment adjustment that is applied to his or her Medicare Part B reimbursement rate two years later. In practical terms, this means that a clinician’s 2017 performance impacts all of his or her Medicare claims that are filed in the 2019 calendar year.

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