Nephrology News Roundup

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Here’s a roundup of nephrology news over the past few weeks. Click on the headlines to browse the articles. Or, if you’ve discovered other newsworthy items that may be of interest to our team or your … [Read more...]

Bundles and Caps: What Are You Wearing?

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Stadium crowd bundled and capped

How ‘bout that Super Bowl? Did you watch the entire game? Have a new favorite commercial? Some of you were probably decked out in your favorite team’s attire. Others (like yours truly) packed that … [Read more...]

Quality Benchmarks: How to Estimate Your MIPS Quality Score

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Assigning points based on deciles

I was going to write about something other than MIPS but I truly couldn’t resist. The temptation was just too great—especially after Dr. Terry Ketchersid really shook things up with his latest blog on … [Read more...]

ACI Hardships: Old Dog, New Trick

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Dog jumping through hoops

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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2017

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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Fun with numbers

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...]