Breaking down MIPS – Part 4: Advancing care information

MIPS Advancing care information

When it comes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and moving Medicare Part B clinicians to a performance-based payment system, most practices know by now that there are 2 tracks to choose from—Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-Based … Continue reading

Breaking down MIPS – Part 3: Improvement activities category

MIPS Advancing care information

When it comes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and moving Medicare Part B clinicians to a performance-based payment system, most practices know by now that there are 2 tracks to choose from—Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-Based … Continue reading

Breaking down MIPS – Part 2: Cost category

MIPS Advancing care information

When it comes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and moving Medicare Part B clinicians to a performance-based payment system, most practices know by now that there are 2 tracks to choose from—Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-Based … Continue reading

Breaking down MIPS – Part 1: Quality category

MIPS Advancing care information

When it comes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and moving Medicare Part B clinicians to a performance-based payment system, most practices know by now that there are 2 tracks to choose from—Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-Based … Continue reading

MACRA – 5 Big Questions Answered

MACRA Resource Center

There has been much discussion surrounding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. Brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), it is designed to fix the previous Medicare payment formula in order to create a sustainable physician payment structure with long-term actionable savings. Recently, Kelly Whittle, of Whittle Advisors answered five MACRA questions that we’ve heard most frequently.

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CMS grant offers to guide small practices with MACRA

QPP Grant Program MACRA

If you are part of a small physician practice, with 15 or fewer clinicians, and are located in a rural location, a health professional shortage area, or in a medically underserved area, your practice may qualify for help with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) reporting.

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MACRA and the move to value-based healthcare

Kelly Whittle MIPS MACRA webianr

Today’s shift to value-based healthcare is designed to provide better patient outcomes, lower cost, and improved population health. Achieving these results requires a strong relationship between patient, payer, and provider, and requires quality reporting to reflect these efforts.

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New year, new regulations. Four essential resources to guide you.

MIPS Advancing care information

The year 2017 is here. If you participate in a government reimbursement program such as Medicare or Medicaid, are you aware of how well you performed this past year? Have you been keeping up with the changing healthcare regulations? Have … Continue reading

Understanding PQRS reporting requirements for 2016 and beyond

PQRS 2016

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) encourages individual eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices to report information on quality of care to Medicare. EPs with Medicare Part B Fee for Service patients must satisfactorily report PQRS quality measures or receive … Continue reading

The ABCs of MACRA: Understanding MIPS vs. APM

MIPS APM 2017

As you prepare for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP), you have probably heard about the basics of the program, and know that your practice will participate if you bill Medicare more than $30,000 … Continue reading