Quality Payment Program

Telehealth Reimbursement Just for Value-Based Providers Post-COVID? | RevCycle Intelligence | 9/11/2020

… and the delivery of telehealth to patients in non-rural areas and in patient homes. Reimbursement for telehealth would also encourage participation in the alternative payment models, which is the ultimate goal of the Quality Payment Program . READ MORE: Beyond the Pandemic: Telemedicine Reimbursement and Health Policy Providers participating in the general Medicare fee-for-service system would not get the same telehealth flexibility in this post-pandemic world though …

Defining and Quantifying Patient Outcomes in the Rehab Therapy Landscape | 9/10/2020

… trends, but it can help deliver a better patient experience, streamline our operations, and drive word of mouth referrals. What is MIPS and How Does it Impact My Practice? MIPS is part of the Quality Payment Program that began in 2017. Participating providers are scored based on four performance categories—Quality, Promoting Interoperability (PI), Improvement Activities (IA), and Cost. Physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists became eligible to …

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CMS 2021 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule – Updates to Telehealth, Quality Payment Program and Specialists Reimbursement | 9/9/2020

Aug 6, 2020 Services Furnished by LCSWs, PTs, OTs, and SLPs CMS clarifies that licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), clinical psychologists, physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), and speech language pathologists (SLPs) can furnish brief online assessment and management services, virtual check-ins, and remote evaluation services as clinical practitioners. (Beyond the temporary flexibilities implemented in response to the PHE, these same practitioners cannot provide “telehealth” services because they are …

MedPAC members weigh future of telehealth coverage | Healthcare IT News | 9/9/2020

… to increase use and spending in a fee-for-service system. “A key issue is how to achieve the benefits of telehealth while limiting the risks,” said Tabor. Tabor pointed out that under the Quality Payment Program , CMS designates alternative payment models, including accountable care organizations, episode-based payment models and primary care-focused models. “The Commission has long supported the movement of Medicare payment policy from fee-for-service …

Deadline Oct. 5 to ask for MIPS targeted review – Medical Office Manager | 9/7/2020

… Grimm If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2019, your performance feedback, including your MIPS final score and payment adjustment factor(s), is now available for review on the Quality Payment Program website . This final score determines the payment adjustment you will receive in 2021, with a positive, negative, or neutral payment adjustment being applied to the Medicare paid amount for covered professional services furnished …

The QPP Proposed Rule 2021: What’s in Store for MIPS and ACOs | 8/31/2020

No HTML5 audio playback capabilities for this browser. Use Chrome Browser! Posted By: Industry Expert August 31, 2020 By Matthew Fusan , General Manager, Population Health, SPH Analytics Recently CMS released the proposed rule for the 2021 Quality Payment Program (QPP) , which covers both the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). For MIPS, there was speculation leading up to the release of the rule about how …

QPP Proposed Rule for 2021: Update & Analysis | 8/28/2020

Tags: MIPS/MACRA QPP Regulatory Share: Recently (August 3, 2020), CMS released the 2021 Proposed Rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). In this blog post we’ll give a high-level overview of the sections of the proposed rule affecting the QPP program. However, please recognize there is much more additional content in the PFS rule that is …

The Buzz | 8/28/2020

TO FOLLOW Medicare Proposed Rule Could Reduce Payments for Ophthalmic Surgery by 6% CMS’ proposed annual Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program rule could reduce payments to nearly all surgical specialties, including by up to 6% for ophthalmology. The cuts, set to take place January 1, 2021, affirm and, in some cases, increase the cuts CMS announced last year. The AAO is working with the Surgical Care Coalition, a …

CMS releases QPP 2021 proposed rule | 8/25/2020

CMS releases QPP 2021 proposed rule Quanum Insights - Quest Diagnostics Healthcare IT Blog The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS ) released its proposed policies for the 2021 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). CMS is seeking comment on a variety of proposals in the NPRM. Comments are due by 5:00 PM EDT on October 5, 2020 …

Quality Payment Program Exceptions | 8/21/2020

… groups that can cite one of the reasons listed above may apply for an exception. Geographic coverage Nationwide Amount of funding There is no monetary value. This is an exception to participating in the Quality Payment Program . Application process Links to additional guidance and the online exception applications by type are available on the program website . Tagged as Health information technology · Medicaid · Medicare · Reimbursement and payment models · Technology for health …

Get MIPS Credit For Clinical Trials Of COVID-19 (Delaware) | 8/20/2020

Get MIPS Credit For Clinical Trials Of COVID-19 (Delaware) 50 The CMS is encouraging clinicians who are participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), such as Physicians, Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and others, to who are contributing to scientific research and evidence to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS will reward with credit in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). A performance -based track of QPP that incentivized quality …

Conventus Inter-Insurance Exchange Launches New Website Focused on Enabling the Success of New Jersey’s Independent Physician Practices | PRWeb | 8/18/2020

… latest regulations impacting operations. Compliance Resources provide comprehensive service support, training, and policies/procedures focused on the development of corporate compliance programs, such as OSHA, HIPAA, and Fraud and Integrity. Value-Based Care and Quality Payment Program resources support practices implementing processes to succeed in their transformation to value-based care. Webinar Resources are online educational programs to help practice teams understand emerging risks and learn practical mitigation strategies. The …

ATI Physical Therapy Clinics Achieve Exceptional Performance by CMS Quality Program | 8/11/2020

Posted by Deborah Overman Aug 11, 2020 Company News , Medicare & Insurance 0 ATI Physical Therapy (ATI) has exceeded the exceptional performance threshold (EPT) of 75 points for all its 950 clinics in the 2019 CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), it shares in a news release. The QPP program is part of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which ATI voluntarily entered in order to support the development of national …

Alston & Bird Health Care Week in Review - August 2020 #1 | 8/10/2020

… a proposed rule entitled, CY 2021 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements for Eligible Professionals; Quality Payment Program ; Coverage of Opioid Use Disorder Services Furnished by Opioid Treatment Programs; Medicare Enrollment of Opioid Treatment Programs; Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances for a Covered Part D Drug under a Prescription Drug Plan …

ATI Physical Therapy Clinics Recognized for Exceptional Performance by CMS Quality Program | Globe Newswire | 8/10/2020

… ATI Physical Therapy, one of the largest national providers of physical therapy services in the U.S., exceeded the exceptional performance threshold (EPT) of 75 points for all its 950 clinics in the 2019 CSM Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP program is part of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) , which ATI Physical Therapy (ATI) voluntarily entered in order to support the development of national benchmarks for physical therapy …

Monday Morning Rounds with CMS | 8/10/2020

No HTML5 audio playback capabilities for this browser. Use Chrome Browser! Posted By: HHS/ONC/CMS Communications August 10, 2020 ICYMI, here is recent communication from CMS. CMS released its proposed policies for the 2021 performance year of the Quality Payment Program via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Note: As with other rules, CMS is publishing this proposed rule to meet the legal requirements …

2019 MIPS performance feedback and final score available now – Medical Office Manager | 8/10/2020

… released 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance feedback and final scores. If you submitted data for the 2019 performance period, you can view your MIPS performance feedback and final score on the Quality Payment Program website . You can access your 2019 MIPS performance feedback and final score by: Going to cms.gov/login Logging in using your HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) system credentials; these are the same …

Medicare ACOs raise concerns about proposed quality reporting changes | Modern Healthcare | 8/7/2020

… president of government affairs at the National Association of ACOs. The proposed changes to quality reporting and measures are part of an effort by CMS to align the Medicare Shared Savings Program with the Quality Payment Program , which includes the Merit Based Incentive Payment System, in order to reduce burden. “We believe that using a single methodology to measure quality performance under both the Shared Savings Program and MIPS would …

Will Medicare give you a pay bump next year? Check your MIPS score | 8/7/2020

… System (MIPS) measures last year and find out whether you’re in line for a Medicare cut or raise next year. Physicians and practices can now access their MIPS final score and feedback on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website (qpp.cms.gov) . Performance in 2019 will determine Medicare Part B payments in 2021, with payment adjustments ranging from a 7% decrease to a 7% increase. Practices need to receive a final score …

CMS Releases 2021 Proposed Rule for the Quality Payment Program | 8/7/2020

No HTML5 audio playback capabilities for this browser. Use Chrome Browser! Posted By: HHS/ONC/CMS Communications August 7, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ( @CMSGov ) released its proposed policies for the 2021 performance year of the Quality Payment Program via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Note: As with other rules, CMS is publishing this proposed rule to meet the legal requirements …

15 Covid-19 forecasts healthcare leaders must get right - MedCity News | 8/7/2020

… performance benchmarks will be based on a pandemic year. How do healthcare leaders factor in value-based care contracts into their forecasts? The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 ( MACRA ) created the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP provides significant incentives for providers to participate in these Value-Based Care contracts termed Alternative Payment Models (APMs) that includes downside financial risk if performance benchmarks are not achieved. When …

Internists Say Quality Payment Program Needs to Better Accommodate Physicians Dealing with COVID-19 | 8/7/2020

Say Quality Payment Program Needs to Better Accommodate Physicians Dealing with COVID-19 Internists Say Quality Payment Program Needs to Better Accommodate Physicians Dealing with COVID-19 says that while the proposed changes to the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) make some initial accommodations to help physicians who are dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their practices, that still more needs to be done. The proposed …

AAO: Planned Medicare Cuts Deal Heavy Blow to Nation’s Ophthalmologists | 8/6/2020

AAO: Planned Medicare Cuts Deal Heavy Blow to Nation’s Ophthalmologists Source: Eyewire News The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) released a statement opposing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed annual Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program rule , which sets 2021 Medicare payment rates for physicians and includes changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. “Ophthalmology lost more patient volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic than …

Quality Payment Program Support for Small, Underserved, and Rural Practices | 8/6/2020

… with technical assistance providers to offer customized assistance for clinicians in small practices, including those in rural locations, Health Professional Shortage Areas, and Medically Underserved Areas to help them participate and succeed in the Quality Payment Program . Through the Small, Underserved, and Rural Support initiative, clinicians included in the Quality Payment Program can receive both program and practice-level support. Program level support includes: Support in understanding the general requirements …

CMS Releases 2021 Proposed Rule for Quality Payment Program | 8/6/2020

In our ongoing efforts to always keep our clients aware of changes that may affect them, we have an update on proposed policies released from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 2021 performance year of the Quality Payment Program via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NFRM). With CMS’s legal requirements to update Medicare payment policies annually, like with many things this year …

ACOs

Medicare ACOs raise concerns about proposed quality reporting changes | Modern Healthcare | 8/7/2020

… proposed physician fee schedule rule released Aug. 3, CMS proposed three main changes related to quality: a new mechanism for ACOs to report quality measures, a reduction in the Medicare Shared Savings Program’s required measures … CMS to align the Medicare Shared Savings Program with the Quality Payment Program, which includes the Merit Based Incentive Payment System, in order to reduce burden. “We believe that using a single methodology to measure …

COVID-19

15 Covid-19 forecasts healthcare leaders must get right - MedCity News | 8/7/2020

… novel coronavirus began infecting these budgeting forecasting models. The CDC announced the first community spread and fifteen known cases of Covid-19 in the United States. On March 11, the U.S. had 1,100 known Covid … Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 ( MACRA ) created the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP provides significant incentives for providers to participate in these Value-Based Care contracts termed Alternative Payment Models (APMs) that …

Medicaid

Trump signs executive order to expand telehealth, boost rural health care | FierceHealthcare | 8/4/2020

Medicaid Services (CMS) officials said they plan to issue a proposed Physician Fee Schedule rule that will cement some regulatory flexibilities enacted during the public health emergency to reimburse for telehealth visits. Examples include emergency room visits, nurse consultations, and speech and occupational therapy, they said. CMS’ annual Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program updates Medicare payment rates. These telehealth expansions would build on the work CMS has done …

Department of Health and Human Services

Trump signs executive order to expand telehealth, boost rural health care | FierceHealthcare | 8/4/2020

… Examples include emergency room visits, nurse consultations, and speech and occupational therapy, they said. CMS’ annual Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program updates Medicare payment rates. These telehealth expansions would build on the work … Trump also signed an executive order Monday to direct the Department of Health and Human Services to set up a new voluntary pilot payment model through CMS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). That …

Medicare

Trump signs executive order to expand telehealth, boost rural health care | FierceHealthcare | 8/4/2020

Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officials said they plan to issue a proposed Physician Fee Schedule rule that will cement some regulatory flexibilities enacted during the public health emergency to reimburse for telehealth visits. Examples include emergency room visits, nurse consultations, and speech and occupational therapy, they said. CMS’ annual Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program updates Medicare payment rates. These telehealth expansions would build on the work CMS …

American Medical Association

CMS proposes changes to docs’ Medicare payments for 2021, including payment cuts for some specialties | FierceHealthcare | 8/4/2020

… Incentive Payment System. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the draft of its proposed annual Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program rule (PDF), which updates the payment rates for physician services. RELATED: Trump … code set,” the agency said in a fact sheet . The American Medical Association (AMA) issued a statement supporting the E/M modifications that implement significant increases to the payment for office visits. However, these office …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Trump signs executive order to expand telehealth, boost rural health care | FierceHealthcare | 8/4/2020

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officials said they plan to issue a proposed Physician Fee Schedule rule that will cement some regulatory flexibilities enacted during the public health emergency to reimburse for telehealth visits. Examples include emergency room visits, nurse consultations, and speech and occupational therapy, they said. CMS’ annual Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program updates Medicare payment rates. These telehealth expansions would build on the …

MACRA

Lawmakers Propose Changes to MACRA to Boost ACO, APM Participation | RevCycle Intelligence | 7/28/2020

Policy & Regulation News Lawmakers Propose Changes to MACRA to Boost ACO, APM Participation The Value in Health Care Act aims to increase APM participation by extending incentives and correcting arbitrary qualification standards under MACRA and … based reimbursement system for Medicare providers. The law created the Quality Payment Program, which includes the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced APM pathway. While most Medicare providers participate in the Quality …

AMA

AMA’s new president talks COVID-19, supply chain issues and racial disparities in healthcare | FierceHealthcare | 6/14/2020

… is what I was born to do,” said Bailey, M.D., who recently became the president of the American Medical Association (AMA). She succeeds Patrice Harris, M.D., and is the third consecutive woman to hold the … records, physician payment issues, helping to improve and refine the quality payment program and working to preserve the Affordable Care Act. And when the pandemic began, it didn’t really change any of my goals and …

Medicare Advantage

COVID-19 could slow payers’ movement toward interoperability compliance | Modern Healthcare | 3/27/2020

… spanning from later this year to 2022. One of the main provisions is that CMS-regulated insurers like those with Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care offerings will be required to get processes up and … ease reporting requirements for the 1.2 million clinicians in the Quality Payment Program and for other reporting programs in light of the COVID-19 crisis. And a CMS official last week at a meeting of …

ACO

CMS Relaxes Quality Reporting for Value-Based Purchasing Models | RevCycle Intelligence | 3/24/2020

… Payment System (MIPS) to April 30, 2020, from March 31, 2020. MIPS is a value-based purchasing track under the Quality Payment Program. The track reimburses 1.2 million physicians and other eligible clinicians based on … payment flexibility will apply to Medicare’s flagship accountable care organization (ACO) initiative: the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Additionally, CMS granted quality reporting flexibility for a wide range of value-based purchasing programs for hospitals …

American Hospital Association

Providers Ask Congress for Financial Assistance to Combat COVID-19 | RevCycle Intelligence | 3/19/2020

… infrastructure, and reimbursement necessary to treat the expected surge of patients. In a March 17 letter to Congressional leaders, the American Hospital Association (AHA) urged the federal government to pass a payroll tax cut to … hospitals Extend data submission deadlines for quality reporting under the Quality Payment Program Expand paid family, medical, and sick leave with federal funding Increase Medicaid payments to physicians to reimbursement rates no less than Medicare …

Population Health

What to expect from the 2020 Quality Payment Program | The Bulletin | 1/1/2020

What to expect from the 2020 Quality Payment Program What to expect from the 2020 Quality Payment Program By Haley Jeffcoat, MPH , Molly O’Grady Murray and Jill Sage, MPH PUBLISHED January 1, 2020 • Print-Friendly … measures tailored to an episode of care or condition; include population health measures; reduce clinician burden; and better align with APMs to help ease the transition between the two tracks. In this year’s proposed rule …

Electronic Health Records

Decade-Defining Moments in Healthcare Innovation, Reform | EHR Intelligence | 12/20/2019

… CEHRT) that met health IT certified criteria set by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), according to the National Electronic Health Records Survey (NEHRS). Despite tens of billions in incentive payments, the architects of … federal officials have transformed the EHR Incentive Programs into the Quality Payment Program for physicians and Promoting Interoperability for hospitals. Unlike their predecessor, these two programs are heavily tied to payment reforms that link health …

Telehealth

Decade-Defining Moments in Healthcare Innovation, Reform | EHR Intelligence | 12/20/2019

… the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) in 2015, federal officials have transformed the EHR Incentive Programs into the Quality Payment Program for physicians and Promoting Interoperability for hospitals. Unlike their predecessor, these two … manage, and pay for their care. — Sara Heath, PatientEngagementHIT.com mHealth, telehealth, and remote patient monitoring take hold Telehealth and telemedicine have gained gradual but steady ground over the past decade, fueled by an improvement in …

EHR Technology

Decade-Defining Moments in Healthcare Innovation, Reform | EHR Intelligence | 12/20/2019

… using a basic EHR. By 2017, 96 percent of hospitals and 80 percent of office-based physicians reported using certified EHR technology (CEHRT) that met health IT certified criteria set by the Office of the … federal officials have transformed the EHR Incentive Programs into the Quality Payment Program for physicians and Promoting Interoperability for hospitals. Unlike their predecessor, these two programs are heavily tied to payment reforms that link health …

Clinical Data

Compulink Announces New Capability to Connect to Multiple Specialty Registries | 12/14/2019

Stocks News Feed NEWBURY PARK, Calif.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Compulink Healthcare Solutions , the creator of Advantage SMART Practice ® , an all-in-one, specialty-specific EHR, and practice management solution, today announced a partnership with FIGmd, the leading developer of clinical data registries. This partnership will provide Compulink’s clients with the capability to connect to multiple specialty registries and/or directly report on Quality Payment Program (QPP) data to the Center for …

Patient Engagement

AdvantageCare Physicians Achieves Improved Health Outcomes and Savings through CMS and NCQA Initiatives | PR Newswire | 11/20/2019

… Patient engagement for an educational workshop on-site to promote self-management care Quality Payment Program (MIPS APM) As a participant in the Hudson Accountable Care Organization, ACPNY is subject to evaluation under the MIPS APM, which holds clinical participants accountable for the cost and quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. As of August 2019 , ACPNY has received final performance feedback with an 1.39% upward payment adjustment to Medicare …

Clinical Data Registry

What Medicare’s 2020 PFS changes mean for optometry | 11/13/2019

… AOA advocacy on key program changes slated to affect optometry, including revisions to Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes and Quality Payment Program reporting requirements. Released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on … under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); clarifies Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) recommendations for 2021; and approves program alterations related to prescription or opioid drug initiatives in 2021.In July, CMS proposed policy …

Transitional Care Management

Medicare finalizes physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program for 2020 | 11/6/2019

Wednesday Nov 06, 2019 Medicare finalizes physician fee schedule and Quality Payment Program for 2020 Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule on the 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule (www.cms.gov) . Among the highlights for 2020: The amount Medicare pays per relative value unit (i.e. the conversion factor) is increasing from $36.0391 to $36.0896. CMS is increasing payment for transitional care management services. CMS created …

Revenue Cycle Management

Revenue Cycle Management and Healthcare Finance News and Resources - RevCycleIntelligence | RevCycle Intelligence | 11/5/2019

… and the Outpatient Prospective Payment (OPPS) in 2020. The rules will notably retain all five levels of evaluation and management (E/M) services, implement the second phase of site-neutral payments, and modify Quality Payment Program reporting. The federal agency intends for the two final rules to advance… Partners, Patients Key to Achieving Value-Based Care Results November 1, 2019 - For over a decade, the healthcare industry has been shifting …

Shared Savings Program

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements for Eligible Professionals; Establishment of an Ambulance Data Collection System; Updates to the Quality Payment Program; Medicare Enrollment of Opioid Treatment Programs and Enhancements to Provider Enrollment Regulations Concerning Improper Prescribing and Patient Harm; and Amendments to Physician Self-Referral Law Advisory Opinion Regulations Final Rule; and Coding and Payment for Evaluation and Management, Observation and Provision of Self-Administered Esketamine Interim Final Rule | 11/4/2019

Medicare Program: CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements for Eligible Professionals; etc. An unpublished Rule by on 11/15/2019 Enhanced Content - Sharing …

ACA

Inovalon Clients Outperform Market for CMS Star Ratings for the Sixth Year in a Row | Globe Newswire | 10/28/2019

… ACA) plans, and state-based Managed Medicaid measurement programs. Inovalon solutions support these programs, as well as physician-based measurement programs such as those created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act’s (MACRA) Quality Payment Program, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiatives, and other quality outcomes-based incentive programs. About the Inovalon ONE ® Platform The Inovalon ONE ® Platform is an integrated cloud-based platform of nearly 100 individual proprietary technology …

Pain Management

Anesthesia Business Consultants’ Fall 2019 Issue of Communiqué—Current News for the Anesthesia Specialty—Available Now | Business Wire | 10/17/2019

JACKSON, Mich.- Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), a leading provider in billing and practice management for the anesthesia and pain management specialty, is pleased to announce that the Fall 2019 issue of its quarterly newsletter, Communiqué … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

Practice Management Software

Anesthesia Business Consultants’ Fall 2019 Issue of Communiqué—Current News for the Anesthesia Specialty—Available Now | Business Wire | 10/17/2019

Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of our perioperative suite of products is ABC’s proprietary practice management software F1RST Anesthesia . F1RST Client , the premier client portal, allows clients’ secure and seamless access to ABC’s applications. F1RST Analytics , our powerful suite of dashboards and reports, provides “Insight at Your Fingertips” offering real-time …

Compulink

Compulink Announces New Capability to Connect to Multiple Specialty Registries | 12/14/2019

Stocks News Feed NEWBURY PARK, Calif.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Compulink Healthcare Solutions , the creator of Advantage SMART Practice ® , an all-in-one, specialty-specific EHR, and practice management solution, today announced a partnership with FIGmd, the leading developer of clinical data registries. This partnership will provide Compulink’s clients with the capability to connect to multiple specialty registries and/or directly report on Quality Payment Program (QPP) data to the Center for …

Compulink Announces New Capability to Connect to Multiple Specialty Registries | 12/12/2019

Blog This Compulink Healthcare Solutions , the creator of Advantage SMART Practice ® , an all-in-one, specialty-specific EHR, and practice management solution, today announced a partnership with FIGmd, the leading developer of clinical data registries. This partnership will provide Compulink’s clients with the capability to connect to multiple specialty registries and/or directly report on Quality Payment Program (QPP) data to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). FIGmd …

Varian

Michigan Cancer Centers to Use mHealth in Value-Based Care Project | mHealth Intelligence | 11/12/2019

… to develop a new Medicare reimbursement model for oncology care. The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium is partnering with California-based Varian to launch the connected health platform, which will allow patients to chart their treatment … Act of 2015 (MACRA), aims to identify measures for the Quality Payment Program that would improve clinical outcomes and help the nation’s healthcare industry in its move to value-based care. Dig Deeper …

Varian Selected by Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium to Support Transition to Value-Based Ca | 11/7/2019

… Website Share: PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – In an effort to elevate the patient voice in cancer care, Varian (NYSE: VAR) announced it has been selected as the vendor of choice by the … Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) to identify measures for the Quality Payment Program and initiate system reform to transform Medicare from fee-for-service to value-based care. “MOQC’s unwavering mission is to offer the …

Leavitt Partners

Are We There Yet | 10/29/2019

… of their spending on predictive analytics tools.1 Predictive analytics tools are a crucial part of helping providers meet the Quality Payment Program and Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) under MACRA and advancing population health … shared risk to improve outcomes, has been mixed. Research by Leavitt Partners found that 74 of Medicare’s 561 ACOs left the program between 2018 and 2019. However, Aledade—a firm cofounded by Farzad Mostashari, MD …

Are We There Yet | 10/29/2019

… of their spending on predictive analytics tools.1 Predictive analytics tools are a crucial part of helping providers meet the Quality Payment Program and Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) under MACRA and advancing population health … shared risk to improve outcomes, has been mixed. Research by Leavitt Partners found that 74 of Medicare’s 561 ACOs left the program between 2018 and 2019. However, Aledade—a firm cofounded by Farzad Mostashari, MD …

Anesthesia Business Consultants

Anesthesia Business Consultants’ Fall 2019 Issue of Communiqué—Current News for the Anesthesia Specialty—Available Now | Business Wire | 10/17/2019

JACKSON, Mich.- Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), a leading provider in billing and practice management for the anesthesia and pain management specialty, is pleased to announce that the Fall 2019 issue of its quarterly newsletter, Communiqué … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

Anesthesia Business Consultants at the ASA’s Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, This Weekend in Orlando | PR Newswire | 10/16/2019

JACKSON, Mich. Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), a leading provider in billing and practice management for the anesthesia and pain management specialty, is pleased to announce they will be attending the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 Annual Meeting in … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

Medication Management Systems

Anesthesia Business Consultants at the ASA’s Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, This Weekend in Orlando | PR Newswire | 10/16/2019

… by utilizing MACRA MadeEasy , our complete solution for MIPS compliance including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their … Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems. Anesthesia Touch™ is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and streaming physiologic data. It …

Anesthesia Business Consultants at the ASA’s Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, This Weekend in Orlando | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 10/16/2019

… by utilizing MACRA MadeEasy , our complete solution for MIPS compliance including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their … Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems. Anesthesia Touch™ is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and streaming physiologic data. It …

MiraMed

Anesthesia Business Consultants at the ASA’s Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, This Weekend in Orlando | PR Newswire | 10/16/2019

Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of our perioperative suite of products is ABC’s proprietary practice management software F1RST Anesthesia . F1RST Client , the premier client portal, allows clients’ secure and seamless access to ABC’s applications. F1RST Analytics , our powerful suite of dashboards and reports, provides “Insight at Your Fingertips” offering real-time …

Anesthesia Business Consultants at the ASA’s Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, This Weekend in Orlando | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 10/16/2019

Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of our perioperative suite of products is ABC’s proprietary practice management software F1RST Anesthesia . F1RST Client , the premier client portal, allows clients’ secure and seamless access to ABC’s applications. F1RST Analytics , our powerful suite of dashboards and reports, provides “Insight at Your Fingertips” offering real-time …

Plexus Technology Group

Anesthesia Business Consultants at the ASA’s Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, This Weekend in Orlando | PR Newswire | 10/16/2019

… thought leaders and professionals from around the world. ABC will be joined in their booth by affiliate companies Medac and Plexus Technology Group , demonstrating the combined “Stronger Together” motto. As leaders in anesthesia billing and … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

Anesthesia Business Consultants at the ASA’s Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, This Weekend in Orlando | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 10/16/2019

… thought leaders and professionals from around the world. ABC will be joined in their booth by affiliate companies Medac and Plexus Technology Group , demonstrating the combined “Stronger Together” motto. As leaders in anesthesia billing and … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

SPH Analytics

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations | PRWeb | 7/15/2019

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations Share Article Combines portfolio of population health solutions with advanced MIPS analytics SPH Analytics’ population health line of business will merge with SA Ignite This strategic alignment creates a meaningfully expanded client base and enables us to build on our impressive track record of helping clients achieve substantive and sustained results in their shift …

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations | 7/15/2019

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations July 15, 2019 Facebook SPH Analytics , a top-ranked Population Health Management vendor , announced today that the SPH Analytics’ population health line of business will merge with SA Ignite, forming an expanded population health and quality measurement- focused subsidiary within the SPH portfolio. SA Ignite is a recognized leader in delivering solutions that help …

SA Ignite

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations | PRWeb | 7/15/2019

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations Share Article Combines portfolio of population health solutions with advanced MIPS analytics SPH Analytics’ population health line of business will merge with SA Ignite This strategic alignment creates a meaningfully expanded client base and enables us to build on our impressive track record of helping clients achieve substantive and sustained results in their shift …

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations | 7/15/2019

SPH and SA Ignite Partner to Strengthen Quality Payment Program Offerings for Value-Based Healthcare Organizations July 15, 2019 Facebook SPH Analytics , a top-ranked Population Health Management vendor , announced today that the SPH Analytics’ population health line of business will merge with SA Ignite, forming an expanded population health and quality measurement- focused subsidiary within the SPH portfolio. SA Ignite is a recognized leader in delivering solutions that help …

Cerner

Pacific Anesthesia to Deploy the ABC and Plexus TG Joint Services | PR Newswire | 12/20/2017

… Data Registry (QCDR) services through MiraMed. This platform operates over multiple facilities leveraging hospital information systems such as Epic and Cerner along with all the other facility types, such as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 3,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

Pacific Anesthesia to Deploy the ABC and Plexus TG Joint Services | Business Wire | 12/20/2017

… Data Registry (QCDR) services through MiraMed. This platform operates over multiple facilities leveraging hospital information systems such as Epic and Cerner along with all the other facility types, such as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 3,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

Seema Verma

CMS creates new Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics | Healthcare IT News | 6/24/2020

… burden, increase efficiencies, continue administrative simplification, increase the use of health informatics and improve the beneficiary experience,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has formed the new Office of … assessment instrument for home health, and it established within the Quality Payment Program a consolidated data-submission experience for the different performance categories of MIPS so that clinicians no longer need to submit data in …

CMS revises MIPS through final rule — 5 insights | Becker’s ASC Review | 11/1/2019

… CMS’ reworked the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, to simplify reporting requirements for providers in its 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Quality Payment Program Final Rule. What you should know: 1. The reworked MIPS is one … also increase payments for “certain types of visits.” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the updates will combat growing physician burnout. 4. CMS additionally revised its rules related to physician assistants, deferring to state law and …

Alex Azar

HHS Unveils Detailed COVID-19 Guidance to Enhance Data Reporting | EHR Intelligence | 6/8/2020

… Alex Azar. Dig Deeper CMS Offers MIPS, Quality Payment Program Credit for COVID-19 Data “High quality data is at the core of any effective public health response, and standardized, comprehensive reporting of testing information will give our public health experts better data to guide decisions at all levels throughout the crisis.” These requirements aim to give researchers better surveillance and information to monitor COVID-19, such as enhanced monitoring …

Trump administration strengthens Medicare by reducing provider burden and valuing time spent with patients | NY Daily News | 11/4/2019

Quality Payment Program Final Rule, which builds on efforts to secure and improve Medicare and establish a patient-driven health care system focused on improving health outcomes, is projected to save clinicians 2.3 million hours per year in burden reduction. According to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, “Historic simplifications to billing requirements mean that clinicians will be able to focus on recording the information that’s most important to keeping a patient …

Pat Coll

Pathologists Quality Registry Earns 2020 Approval to Improve Pathology Practice Performance, Optimize Medicare Payment | Business Wire | 12/30/2019

… Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) again approved the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Pathologists Quality Registry as a qualified clinical data registry offering pathology practices a robust tool for complying with requirements under Medicare’s Quality Payment Program and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). To support pathologists, the Pathologists Quality Registry offers pathology-specific quality measures and the demonstrated ability to integrate with a practices’ laboratory information system or billing system …

Pathologists Quality Registry Earns 2020 Approval to Improve Pathology Practice Performance, Optimize Medicare Payment | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 12/30/2019

… Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) again approved the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Pathologists Quality Registry as a qualified clinical data registry offering pathology practices a robust tool for complying with requirements under Medicare’s Quality Payment Program and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). To support pathologists, the Pathologists Quality Registry offers pathology-specific quality measures and the demonstrated ability to integrate with a practices’ laboratory information system or billing system …

Tony Mira

Anesthesia Business Consultants’ Fall 2019 Issue of Communiqué—Current News for the Anesthesia Specialty—Available Now | Business Wire | 10/17/2019

… specialists and anesthesia practice administrators. ABC offers Communiqué electronically, as well as in hard copy, both on a complimentary basis. Tony Mira, President & CEO, explains, “The fall issue continues our tradition of providing valuable information … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

Anesthesia Business Consultants at the ASA’s Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, This Weekend in Orlando | PR Newswire | 10/16/2019

… current and future clients. Combined, Medac and ABC offer more than 70 years of experience; therefore, we are ‘Stronger Together.’” Tony Mira , President and CEO of ABC, states, “ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 brings together some of the … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 8,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

R. Bruce Williams

More Than 1,000 Pathologists Choose CAP’s Pathologists Quality Registry For MIPS Reporting | Business Wire | 9/10/2019

… patients. The CAP developed the registry, first launched in 2017, to give pathologists the best opportunities for success in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The Pathologists Quality Registry … navigate the complexities of the MIPS program,” said CAP President R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP. “Pathologists count on the CAP to provide strong leadership on their behalf by engaging with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid …

More Than 1,000 Pathologists Choose CAP’s Pathologists Quality Registry For MIPS Reporting | Business Wire | 9/10/2019

… patients. The CAP developed the registry, first launched in 2017, to give pathologists the best opportunities for success in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The Pathologists Quality Registry … navigate the complexities of the MIPS program,” said CAP President R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP. “Pathologists count on the CAP to provide strong leadership on their behalf by engaging with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid …

Bruce Williams

More Than 1,000 Pathologists Choose CAP’s Pathologists Quality Registry For MIPS Reporting | Business Wire | 9/10/2019

… patients. The CAP developed the registry, first launched in 2017, to give pathologists the best opportunities for success in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The Pathologists Quality Registry … the complexities of the MIPS program,” said CAP President R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP. “Pathologists count on the CAP to provide strong leadership on their behalf by engaging with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services …

More Than 1,000 Pathologists Choose CAP’s Pathologists Quality Registry For MIPS Reporting | Business Wire | 9/10/2019

… patients. The CAP developed the registry, first launched in 2017, to give pathologists the best opportunities for success in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The Pathologists Quality Registry … the complexities of the MIPS program,” said CAP President R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP. “Pathologists count on the CAP to provide strong leadership on their behalf by engaging with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services …

Shawn DeRemer

Anesthesia Associates NW Deploys Plexus TG’s Anesthesia Touch at the Salem Endoscopy Center | PR Newswire | 6/28/2019

… the past several years requires a technology partner and revenue cycle management solution that can expand with us,” comments Dr. Shawn DeRemer , President of AANW. AANW additionally utilizes the services of Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC … the automated compliance with quality management programs such as the Quality Payment Program (QPP) from CMS. Delivery of a clean revenue cycle management program starts with the clean documentation to accommodate the needs of the …

Anesthesia Associates NW Deploys Plexus TG’s Anesthesia Touch | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 6/27/2019

… the past several years requires a technology partner and revenue cycle management solution that can expand with us,” comments Dr. Shawn DeRemer, President of AANW. AANW additionally utilizes the services of Anesthesia Business Consultants, Inc … the automated compliance with quality management programs such as the Quality Payment Program (QPP) from CMS. Delivery of a clean revenue cycle management program starts with the clean documentation to accommodate the needs of the …

Bryan Sullivan

Pacific Anesthesia to Deploy the ABC and Plexus TG Joint Services | PR Newswire | 12/20/2017

… surgery centers (ASCs) and offices. “Synergy is an often-overplayed word, but it is truly applicable in this situation,” remarks Bryan Sullivan , Chief Quality Officer at ABC and Chief Operating Officer at Plexus TG. “We … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 3,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

Pacific Anesthesia to Deploy the ABC and Plexus TG Joint Services | Business Wire | 12/20/2017

… surgery centers (ASCs) and offices. “Synergy is an often-overplayed word, but it is truly applicable in this situation,” remarks Bryan Sullivan, Chief Quality Officer at ABC and Chief Operating Officer at Plexus TG. “We … including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 3,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of …

David Pittman

Federal government previews 2018 - POLITICO | 12/13/2017

With help from David Pittman ( @David_Pittman ) and Arthur Allen ( @arthurallen202 ) FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PREVIEWS 2018: The federal government’s 2018 playbook, the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, is out. We’ve combed through the documents … Inspector General thinks CMS has made some progress implementing the Quality Payment Program — but has some concerns. While the agency has done the information techno …

Idle warehouse at OPM - POLITICO | 11/16/2017

With help from David Pittman ( @David_Pittman ) and Arthur Allen ( @arthurallen202 ) PROGRAMMING NOTE: Morning eHealth will not publish from Nov. 23-Nov. 26. Our next Morning eHealth newsletter will publish on Nov. 27. Please continue … The event will feature a pair of executives from the Quality Payment Program, and registration is here . Yoni Appelbaum @YAppelbaum 3. So why is there a boom market in how-to guides for anxious hosts …