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10 PRO Tips for Conquering the Quality Performance Category of MIPS (Part 2)

Posted by Lauren Patrick on September 15, 2016

Last week, we introduced some of the core concepts of the MIPS Quality Performance Category. This week, we are going to elaborate on these premises with Part 2 of our "10 PRO tips for Conquering the Quality Performance Category of MIPS."

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Topics: PRO Tips, MACRA, MIPS, Quality Performance Category

10 PRO Tips for Conquering the Quality Performance Category of MIPS (Part 1)

Posted by Lauren Patrick on September 8, 2016

Under the forthcoming Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is being absorbed into the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Specifically, PQRS will transition into one of the four Performance Categorys of MIPS, the Quality Performance Category.

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Topics: PRO Tips, MACRA, MIPS, Quality Performance Category

5 Key Facts You Need to Know for Advancing Care Information (Part 2)

Posted by Lauren Patrick on September 1, 2016

Last week, we discussed what clinicians are eligible for MIPS, the base score for Advancing Care Information (ACI), and what the performance period is for ACI. This is part two of our "5 Key Facts You Need to Know for Advancing Care Information" series. 

Per the blog post last week, the proposed rule for MACRA's MIPS, effective January 1, 2017, the Meaningful Use electronic health records (EHR) incentive program will be folded into the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for Eligible Providers. The successor to Meaningful Use, known as Advancing Care Information, includes fewer measures than the current program, intends to provide more flexibility in meeting those criteria, and stresses the use of technology to improve patient care.

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Topics: Advancing Care Information, PRO Tips, MACRA, MIPS

5 Key Facts You Need to Know for Advancing Care Information (Part 1)

Posted by Lauren Patrick on August 25, 2016


Per the MACRA Quality Payment Final Rule, effective January 1, 2017,
the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program (Meaningful Use) will be folded into the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for Eligible Providers. The successor to Meaningful Use, known as Advancing Care Information, includes fewer measures than the current program (yeah!), intends to provide more flexibility in meeting those criteria, and stresses the use of technology to improve patient care. To help you maximize your performance in this category, we have compiled the top five things you need to know now to prepare for next year.

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Topics: Advancing Care Information, PRO Tips, MACRA, MIPS