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New QPP Resource on Qualifying APM Participant (QP) Methodology in 2019

June 13th, 2019|

New Quality Payment Program Resource on Qualifying APM Participant (QP) Methodology in 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new 2019 Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participants (QPs) Methodology Fact Sheet for the 2019 performance year.

This release is specific to participants in Alternative Payments Models (APMs), MIPS APMs, and Advanced APMs.

Providing Better Healthcare for Diverse LGBT Populations

June 13th, 2019|

Providing Better Healthcare for Diverse LGBT Populations
Many statistics point to increased rates of chronic health issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) community. This calls for increased awareness of this community and putting policies and procedures into place to specifically assist the community and having resources available for healthcare providers.

All people

Taking the Anxiety Out of Security Risk Assessments

June 13th, 2019|

Taking the Anxiety Out of Security Risk Assessments
Preparing for and performing a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) can cause considerable anxiety, but not if you are prepared. Although the requirement for a Security Risk Assessment has been around since HIPAA was enacted in 2006, the implementation of Meaningful Use brought this requirement into the spotlight.

It

atom Alliance Provider Opioid Dashboards Gain National Interest

March 27th, 2019|

atom Alliance Provider Opioid Dashboards Garner National Interest
Through a series of customized dashboards developed by atom Alliance, providers can now get personalized insights for their opioid prescribing rates.

At the 2019 CMS Quality Conference, atom Alliance’s Amanda Ryan and Bart Prevallet presented examples of the dashboards and explained how providers can benchmark the information against

QRURs and PQRS Feedback Reports: Access Ends Dec. 31

November 9th, 2018|

QRURs and PQRS Feedback Reports: Access Ends Dec. 31
The final performance period for the Value Modifier and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) programs was 2016 and the final payment adjustment year is 2018. Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) and PQRS Feedback Reports will no longer be available after the end of 2018. If

Accredited APMs Course Now Available

November 9th, 2018|

Accredited APMs Course Now Available
A revised Quality Payment Program in 2018: MIPS APMs Web-Based Training Course is available through the MLN LMS.

Learn about:

Quality Payment Program in 2018 MIPS APMs
What is a MIPS APM?
How to recognize if you are a part of a MIPS APM
Benefits of the special APM scoring standard

CMS Finalizes Changes to Advance Innovation, Restore Focus on Patients

November 8th, 2018|

CMS Finalizes Changes to Advance Innovation, Restore Focus on Patients

Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program will shift clinicians’ time from completing unnecessary paperwork to providing innovative, high-quality patient care

CMS recently finalized proposals that address provider burnout and provide clinicians immediate relief from excessive paperwork tied to outdated billing

Promoting Interoperability: New Year. New Name.

November 8th, 2018|

Promoting Interoperability: New Year. New Name.
Promoting Interoperability (PI) may sound like a new performance category under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), but it is simply what was known previously as Advancing Care Information (ACI).

CMS believes renaming Advancing Care Information to Promoting Interoperability better reflects their vision by prioritizing patient health data access and

Understanding the Value of Improvement Activities

October 3rd, 2018|

Understanding the Value of Improvement Activities
Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the Improvement Activity (IA) category is one of four components designed to evaluate processes in clinical practice such as ongoing care coordination, patient shared decision making, clinical safety practices, and expanded patient access. For the performance year 2018, MIPS clinicians have access

CMS Extends Targeted Review Deadline to Oct. 15

September 13th, 2018|

CMS has made some updates and revisions to the 2017 QPP Feedback Reports which may have changed your score. We have attached the announcement from CMS. It is important to log into the QPP web site and check your reports for accuracy. As a result of these changes, CMS has also extended the deadline for

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