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 […]

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Expert Commentary: Nathan Bays on MACRA in 2018

Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the 2018 proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (“MACRA”) Quality Payment Program (“QPP”). As proposed, the QPP will bring several changes to clinicians in the 2018 performance year, with implications for reporting and clinical practice in the year ahead. However, […]

By Nathan Bays on July 28, 2017

At long last: The documentation you need for Improvement Activity audits

Improvement Activities is the brand new addition to the suite of measures in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Unlike the Quality and Advancing Care Information categories, which are based heavily on previous Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) programs (PQRS and Meaningful Use, respectively,) Improvement Activities do not have a predecessor. On top […]

By Able Health on July 18, 2017

Quick-Look Comparison: MIPS 2017 vs. 2018 requirements

Are you keeping an eye on the progress of MIPS to understand whether it should be a priority for your medical group, practice, IPA or health system? The recent proposed rule for 2018 QPP gives us some insight on how the program will evolve. Here is a quick-look comparison on the fundamentals of the program, […]

By Able Health on June 22, 2017

Need to Know: Highlights from the 2018 QPP Proposed Rule and What It Means for You

Today, CMS released the proposed rule for the 2018 Quality Payment Program. In the past few months speculation has abounded: what will the new political climate mean for the QPP? How will the experience in year 1 affect year 2 implementation? Here, we give you the most important high-level takeaways from the proposed rule (and […]

By Able Health on June 20, 2017

Able Health is a QCDR for 2017 MIPS submission

Able Health is thrilled to be named a 2017 Qualified Clinical Data Registry by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This qualification recognizes Able Health’s continued efforts to build a powerful, automated registry, with the most streamlined approach to data collection, measure calculation and submission. As a QCDR, Able Health is working with the […]

By Steve Daniels on June 8, 2017

New MIPS Submission APIs: What does this mean for you?

One of the lesser-known parts the new Quality Payment Program is CMS’s massive effort to overhaul how MIPS data will be submitted. The changes bring significant benefits for clinicians participating in MIPS, but most of the work is happening in the background. Able Health is thrilled and honored to participate as an alpha testing partner […]

By Able Health on June 8, 2017

Help! My Participation Letter says clinicians are exempt from MIPS individually, but we qualify as a TIN

CMS distributed MIPS Participation Letters in April, and we have received a number of questions about individual versus group eligibility. In certain cases, individual eligible clinicians are exempt for low volumes, but the group as a whole is eligible for MIPS. Why is this happening? If this applies to you, do you have to report […]

By Able Health on May 25, 2017

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