Should I just do the minimum? 3 Reasons clinicians and groups are going all out in MIPS this year

Much to the relief of many physicians, practice managers, and quality teams, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) drastically reduced the requirements for avoiding the negative payment adjustment in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017. The final rule introduced a 2017 transition year, which means that there is a very low […]

By Able Health on April 6, 2017

MIPS Advancing Care Information: Frequently Asked Questions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the detailed specifications for the Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category within the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). In celebration, Able Health has compiled a list of the five most common questions we receive related to the ACI performance category. 1. Where are the […]

By Able Health on January 9, 2017

MIPS submission mechanisms for all performance categories

The Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) will begin on January 1, 2017, and providers across the country are considering which submission mechanism makes most sense for them. Here is a handy reference for you to see which submission mechanisms are available for each performance category, as well as additional details about data submission for […]

By Able Health on November 29, 2016

Four key takeaways on MACRA from MGMA 2016

MGMA 2016 has come and gone, and what a year it was! With all the changes in healthcare today, a nervous buzz permeated the halls. Our team spoke with dozens of providers and vendors who came by our booth, and we handed out so many MIPS reference sheets that we ran out on day two! […]

By Able Health on November 14, 2016

APM Scoring Standard for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (All Tracks)

  This post is part of our series breaking down important aspects of the final Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule for 2017. This post pertains to Shared Savings Program participants who will be evaluated under the MIPS Alternative Payment Model (APM) Scoring Standard. If this is not you, or you aren’t sure: Learn about the […]

By Able Health on November 14, 2016

List of Advanced APMs and MIPS APMs under MACRA in 2017

Now that the Quality Payment Program rule has been finalized, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed which Alternative Payment Models (APMs) will be considered Advanced APMs, and which will make participants eligible for the MIPS APM scoring standard. We have included the full list of APMs below, but first let’s dig […]

By Able Health on October 25, 2016

CMS expects to reopen CPC+ and Next Generation ACO applications to expand Advanced APM participation

When CMS published the final Quality Payment Program rule earlier this month, it indicated that there would be expanded opportunities for clinicians and groups to participate in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Providers who participate in these APMs at sufficient levels will be eligible to earn a five percent incentive payment each year beginning in […]

By Able Health on October 25, 2016

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