Is your Practice Prepared for MIPS? Register for Our Webinar to Learn More.

September 8, 2016 | 1:00 - 2:00pm CDT

Despite some talk that MACRA could be delayed, practices need to stay on track for the January 2017 start. CMS says that most physician practices will have to choose the MIPS pathway (Merit-Based Incentive Payment System) in order to be reimbursed for Medicare patients.

Is your practice prepared?

Some of the general considerations practices should address (as outlined by the AMA and ASCO):

  • Determine whether you have $10,000 or less in Medicare charges and 100 or fewer Medicare patients annually or you are in your FIRST year of Medicare Part B participation. If so, you are exempt from MIPS participation.
  • If you are not already participating in a patient clinical data registry, contact your specialty society about participating in theirs-data registries can streamline reporting.
  • Be sure your practice is reporting for the Physician Quality Reporting System and Meaningful Use.
  • Physicians in a practice of more than one eligible clinician should decide whether to report individually or as a group.
  • Review your Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR), which determines your Value-Based Payment Modifier score.

Even with information from different medical societies, the ever-changing rules and acronyms can be difficult to understand. With the merging of Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Meaningful Use (MU), and the Value-Based Modifier (VBM) all merged into MIPS, practices need to understand the changes.

On Thursday, September 8th, the MUST and PQRS Regulatory Team will provide an overview of MIPS and the transition to value-based care that will affect all physicians and mid-level professionals treating Medicare patients.

The overview will include:

  • Advancing Care Information (formerly Meaningful Use) - as 25% of your overall MIPS score
  • Clinical Practice Improvement (a new measure under MIPS) - as 15% of your overall MIPS score

There will be time set aside for a Q&A period.

This is a first in a series of webinars and information on MACRA and MIPS.



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