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CMS Web Interface Reminders Coming Soon: Can You Dismiss Them?

June 7th, 2018|

 
CMS Web Interface Reminders Coming Soon: Can You Dismiss Them?
Reminders will be sent this month to register for the CMS Web Interface by June 30,2018.

Please note:

If you have fewer than 25 clinicians in your group, then you can dismiss reminders for the CMS Web Interface.
If you have more than 25 clinicians in

Group Participation in MIPS Explained

June 7th, 2018|

 
Group Participation in MIPS Explained
by Christa Thompson, CPEHR, Qsource Practice Facilitator

In 2018 even if only one clinician is MIPS eligible, the entire group could still reap the benefit of an increase in reimbursement in 2020.  The Virtual Group option will allow clinicians to band together providing administrative relief. Because there is some confusion around

MIPS Preliminary Performance Feedback Data Is Available

June 7th, 2018|

 
MIPS Preliminary Performance Feedback Data Is Available
CMS would like to remind you that if you submitted 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through the Quality Payment Program website, you can review your preliminary performance feedback.

This is not your MIPS final score or feedback.  Your final score and feedback will be available in July through the

Team Develops Tool to Help Reduce Unnecessary Medications

May 30th, 2018|

Best Practices:
Team Develops Tool to Help Reduce Unnecessary Medications

 

atom Alliance’s Team for Innovation in Medication Safety, or TIMES, developed a tool to help healthcare providers take their patients off of unnecessary acid-reducing medications. Called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), these medications are used for treating stomach problems like ulcers and heartburn.

Good and Bad

According to the

Personal Story: Determined to be a Quitter

May 25th, 2018|

Personal Story:
Determined to be a Quitter
Carolyn Rucker has a story to tell. It’s a story about conquering a nicotine habit of nearly 60 years as a cigarette smoker. She is a quitter. A determined quitter. So determined in fact, that the story of her “journey” to quit smoking plays out more like a blip

2018 MIPS Playbook Ready for Download

May 25th, 2018|

2018 MIPS Playbook Ready for Download
A new resource is now available to help family physicians get engaged with — and succeed in — the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS), one track of CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP).

The 2018 MIPS Playbook is available to American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) members free of charge.  This playbook

Communication Tool Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions

April 30th, 2018|

Communication Tool Helps Reduce Hospital Readmissions
Effective communication is essential to high-quality healthcare. atom Alliance team members in Indiana are successfully facilitating improvement in transitions of care with the Wabash Valley Care Coalition (WVCC). They are using a communication tool that encourages openness and clarity as a patient’s care is transferred from one member of

May is the Time to Raise Cardiac Awareness: New Patient Resources Now Available

April 27th, 2018|

May is the Time to Raise Cardiac Awareness: New Patient Resources Now Available
National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the impact of hypertension. The observance takes place each May and aims to reduce death and disability related to high blood pressure through professional, patient and public education.

The National Stroke Association also recognizes

MIPS APMs to Advanced APMs: How to Make the Valuable Transition

April 9th, 2018|

This year, America’s Physician Groups (APG) continues their webinar series with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for physicians and physician groups implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) through the Quality Payment Program (QPP), focusing onAlternative Payment Models (APMs). Through a co-branding agreement with CMS, the sessions will combine CMS expertise

Measure Changes Coming to the HHCDR in 2018

March 28th, 2018|

Measure Changes Coming to the HHCDR in 2018

Two new cardiovascular measures were recently added to HHQI’s Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR). Beginning with January 2018 episode discharges, participating home health agencies will have the opportunity to submit patient data regarding statin therapy (HHQI Measure #438) and cardiac rehab referral (HHQI Measure #0643).

HHQI Measure