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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

Discussions About End of Life Care Help Patients and Providers Be Prepared

March 28th, 2018|

Discussions About End of Life Care Help Patients and Providers Be Prepared
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that only 12 percent of patients with an advance directive had received input from their physician in its development.

Healthcare providers should discuss options for care at the end of life with their patients. It is covered by

Improve Diabetes Care and Outcomes while Lowering Costs and Generating Revenue

March 28th, 2018|

Improve Diabetes Care and Outcomes while Lowering Costs and Generating Revenue

You can generate revenue by sponsoring your own quality diabetes self-management training (DSMT) program. The CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program has contracted reimbursement expert, Mary Ann Hodorowicz, to offer individualized technical assistance to health agencies at no cost.

Mary Ann can help your practice successfully operationalize your

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

March 27th, 2018|

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?
 

One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The

Murfreesboro Sets Scenic Stage for Annual 5K Natalie’s Run

March 26th, 2018|

Nashville, Tenn. — THIMA Foundation of the Tennessee Health Information Management Association and Qsource, an event sponsor, announced details for the Foundation’s upcoming Natalie’s Run, a Run/Walk or Virtual 5K honoring the memory of Natalie Stovall Frady.

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Check-In Time: 5:30 – 5:55 PM Race begins: 6:00 PM
Gateway Island
1875 W College St, Murfreesboro,

Spotlight on 2017 MIPS Advancing Care Information Resources

March 22nd, 2018|

The March 31, 2018 data submission deadline for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is quickly approaching!

As you prepare to submit your 2017 MIPS data for the Advancing Care Information performance category, CMS encourages you to review its 2017 Advancing Care Information resources. Below is a list of all of the Advancing Care Information

MIPS Countdown – 1 Week

March 12th, 2018|

 

Just 1 week left to avoid the penalty.

Do you know how much money you will lose if you don’t report your MIPS data?

The deadline is fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period to CMS. Eligible clinicians must submit before March 31, 2018 to

FDA Launches New Antibiotic Tool

March 8th, 2018|

 
FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a

Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program

March 5th, 2018|

 

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Funding Opportunity:
Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program

CMS is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for the development, improvement, updating, and expansion of quality measures for use in the Quality Payment Program. CMS will be partnering directly with clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders to