ACI Hardships: Old Dog, New Trick

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Happy New Year—2017 is here! College football will have a new champion tonight, college hoops is in full swing, and we are now 9 days into the new Quality Payment Program. Time flies when you are … [Read more...]

Great Expectations: Health IT in 2017

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Happy New Year! To get our Acumen blog off to a value-based start we asked health IT (HIT) experts to give us their perspective on HIT progress in 2016 and hopes for 2017. Please enjoy these 2016 … [Read more...]

MIPs, MIPS APMs, Partial QPs, and Full QPs

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Clinicians that are subject to the quality payment program next year will be designated as one of the following four options: • A full participant in MIPS • A “MIPS APM” participant • A partial … [Read more...]

MACRA: Fun with Numbers!

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Can you believe it? In less than 2 weeks, 2017 will be here, and with the New Year comes the biggest change to physician reimbursement our generation has seen. The newly minted Quality Payment … [Read more...]

MIPS Tip Tuesday

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Do you know how to predict your quality score in MIPS? Starting next  year, our current pay-for-reporting program (PQRS) turns into a pay-for-performance program (quality in MIPS). That means what … [Read more...]

Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA)

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In this week's video, Diana expands on Dr. Ketchersid's explanation of Clinical Practice Improvement Activities, a new element of the MIPS score. Check out the blog post for more information, and feel … [Read more...]

MIPS Tip Tuesday

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Did you know that not all clinical practice improvement activities (CPIAs) are treated equally? If you read Dr. Ketchersid’s blog post this Monday, you probably already know that each improvement … [Read more...]