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New Model for MIPS is Coming, While Advanced APMs Get a Tough Break

Posted by Healthmonix on Jul 25, 2022 11:14:00 AM

by Roy Edroso

For CY2023 changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS focuses its attention on the MIPS Value Pathways (MVP), a new measures regimen that begins on a voluntary basis in 2023. A mandatory adoption deadline remains fluid.

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Topics: CMS, MIPS Value Pathways, 2023 PFS Proposed Rule

14 Ways PR And Sales Teams Can Help Meet Each Other’s Goals

Posted by Healthmonix on Jul 7, 2022 8:15:00 AM
by Expert Panel® Forbes Councils Member
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Topics: Public Relations, sales

Evolving "equity" push by CMS signal a new push for providers

Posted by Healthmonix on May 9, 2022 4:27:00 PM

by Roy Edroso

A flurry of new proposals from HHS and CMS centered around “health equity” suggests that federal agencies may soon require providers to perform equity related tasks, and experts believe data collection is likely to be the first attainable goal.

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Topics: CMS, Health equity

15 Ways To Maximize Conversions With A Better User Interface

Posted by Healthmonix on Apr 21, 2022 1:15:00 PM

Expert Panel® Forbes Councils Member

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Topics: sales, e-commerce

ACO REACH tweaks help smaller group practices, promote health equity

Posted by Healthmonix on Mar 21, 2022 4:19:00 PM

by Roy Edroso

Experts are getting a closer look at the ACO REACH model CMS suddenly unveiled in February, and it’s looking good for ACOs who don’t have unlimited financial resources, as well as for the advancement of CMS’ health equity cause. After months of controversy over the CMS Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) model from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), CMS announced Feb. 24 that, starting in 2023, the program would be transformed into the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Realizing Equity, Access and Community Health (REACH) model, or ACO REACH. Its participants would be called ACOs instead of Direct Contracting Entities (DCE) (PBN 2/28/22, 3/7/22).

 

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Topics: CMS, ACO Reach, Health equity

12 ‘Unrelated’ Ways To Complement Marketing Efforts

Posted by Healthmonix on Jan 18, 2022 1:15:00 AM
Expert Panel® Forbes Councils Member
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Topics: company culture, social issues

Tough year, big change: MIPS players challenged on scores, then by MVPs

Posted by Healthmonix on Dec 3, 2021 10:19:36 AM

The delay on a full switchover to the MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) program may relieve anxious partici­pants, but experts say it's merely a reprieve in a Quality Payment Program (QPP) that is slated to undergo funda­mental change in coming years. In 2022, in what may be the final year of traditional MIPS reporting, providers will face thresholds that are higher than ever, and participants who've been breezing through may find rougher going.

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Topics: MACRA & MIPS, Cost Performance Category, MIPS Value Pathways, 2022 PFS Final Rule

Shared Savings ACOs get two years to brace for heavy APP, eCQM lift

Posted by Healthmonix on Nov 15, 2021 4:38:00 PM

by Roy Edroso

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Topics: ACOs, APM Performance Pathway, ACO Reach

Shared Savings ACOs get a year off from electronic clinical quality measures

Posted by Healthmonix on Aug 5, 2021 11:28:36 AM

by Roy Edroso

After their first year of using the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Performance Pathway (APP) reporting method, participants in the Shared Savings program are spared further challenges as CMS delays the full transition to electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) and MIPS clinical quality measures (MIPS CQM) and scales back some program requirements. 

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Topics: CMS, Healthmonix, ACOs, APM Performance Pathway

Hospital Attains QCDR Status, Improves Quality Metrics

Posted by Healthmonix on Jun 1, 2021 12:13:00 PM

Alteon Health, a physician-owned and physician-led acute care medical group based in Germantown, MD, recently became a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved vendor that is in the business of improving healthcare quality. QCDRs may include specialty societies, regional health collaboratives, large health systems, or software vendors working in collaboration with one of these medical entities.1

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Topics: MACRA & MIPS, Hospitals & Health Systems, Quality Reporting, QCDR