Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Reference Sheets

This post was updated based on the Quality Payment Program final rule on October 20, 2016. The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is part of the new Quality Payment Program under MACRA and combines requirements previously included in three separate programs administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): the Physician Quality Reporting […]

By Able Health on August 11, 2016


In Nevada, ACA reforms drive value-based care, healthcare innovation

It has been over six years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed by Congress, but many states are still feeling the positive impacts through the growth of innovative healthcare payment programs, expanded coverage, and improved healthcare quality. In Nevada, this is no exception as the state has embraced the changes that have come […]

By Emily Richmond, MPH on August 4, 2016


MIPS Composite Score 101: How you will be scored under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is part of the new Quality Payment Program under MACRA and combines requirements previously included in three separate programs administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Medicare EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use), and the Value-Based Payment Modifier. In the […]

By Able Health on June 30, 2016


Five questions about MACRA, MIPS, and APMs that you haven’t asked…but should

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule that outlines steps for implementing MACRA legislation, and the agency is taking comments from the public through the end of this month. To help shed light on some of the more confusing aspects of the proposed rule, Able Health has compiled a […]

By Emily Richmond, MPH on June 13, 2016


Louisiana doctors face hurdles as Healthy Louisiana & MACRA regs are implemented

This year has brought a lot of changes to healthcare systems around the country, and this is especially true in states that are taking advantage of ACA regulations to expand Medicaid. For physicians and provider organizations, this may mean balancing larger patient populations that require more coordinated care with value-based payment programs being implemented by […]

By Emily Richmond, MPH on May 18, 2016


MIPS vs. APM track in 2017? It’s not as simple as you think.

The MACRA Quality Payment Program proposed regulations are a hot topic right now, which means that physicians and provider organizations are starting to ask what will be required of them in the first performance year, which starts January 1, 2017. In the proposed rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier […]

By Emily Richmond, MPH on May 18, 2016


Healthier Washington: Federal funding brings value-based care to the Evergreen State

For the last several years, Bloomberg has named Washington as one of the most innovative states in the country, due in part to the presence of top technology companies such as Amazon, Expedia and Microsoft. But the state shouldn’t be known only for innovation in technology, as it is also at the forefront of innovation […]

By Emily Richmond, MPH on May 10, 2016


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