MIPS Tips (May)

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2019 reporting year is in full swing, and we are about to reach the half-way mark in the reporting year. Be sure you are staying on track with all the changes for 2019?

Category Corner (MIPS performance categories) 
The Cost category of MIPS remains somewhat of an unknown since we are not able to track this in CQR as it is entirely claims based. Here are examples of what providers can do to control costs and accurately reflect the patient population being treated? 

The Bottom Line – If the patient has a chronic condition that is contributing/impacting the treatment decisions being made in the care of the patient, they should be reported on the claim to provide an accurate reflection of the patient population being treated.  

Program Perks (new and important updates from CMS on the Quality Payment Program) 
Now that we have passed the 2018 attestation period and are in the middle of the 2019 reporting year, there has not been a lot of “chatter” coming from QPP. Now would be a great time, if you have not already done so, to make sure that you are signed up for the QPP Listserv and take advantage of the available resources.

Measurement Metrics (how to improve your scores)
2015 CEHRT Requirements for Promoting InteroperabilityTo report for the PI category of MIPS, eligible clinicians/groups are REQUIRED to upgrade to all components of 2015 CEHRT. These include CPS 12.3/CEMR 9.12 – Azure AD, API and CCDA 2.1

Supporting Electronic Referral Loops Measures – It is important that providers are sending and receiving Transition of Care documents electronically with providers that they are referring to and receiving referrals from. Below are a few recommendations for obtaining and updating secure electronic addresses:

Toolbox Tactics (how to use the Quality Reporting tool to manage and monitor your progress)
2019 QSS Enrollment is now OPEN.

MIPS Consulting
Quatris Healthco offers quality consulting services to our Centricity customers. For information contact mkeller@qhco.com.

*Note: The content of this email may not apply to your practice. Contact your EMR vendor on processes for support and quality reporting programs.