The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has revamped the look of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website and also posted new resources to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the QPP.
The new resources include:
- MIPS Quick Start Guide: Outlines the steps MIPS clinicians need to take between now and March 2018 to prepare for and participate in MIPS, including checking participation status, choosing to participate as an individual or as part of a group, deciding how to submit data, and selecting measures and activities.
- Medicare Shared Savings Program and Quality Payment Program Fact Sheet: Explains how the Shared Savings Program and the Quality Payment Program align reporting requirements for participating Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and MIPS clinicians, and how certain tracks in Shared Savings Program ACOs meet Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) criteria under the Quality Payment Program.
- MIPS APM Fact Sheet: Provides an overview of a specific type of APM, called a “MIPS APM,” and the special APM scoring standard used for those in MIPS APMs.
Looking for ways to learn more?
Healthcare is abuzz with the new lingo of MACRA, QPP, MIPS, APM and more. With your money on the line, you want to make sure that you are researching accurate infomation.
In addition to the abundance of information provided by CMS, you can also trust Primaris to help walk you through the new programs. With more than 30 years experience advising healthcare organizations on how to improve quality, patient safety and clinical outcomes, Primaris is uniquely positioned to help health systems and physician groups optimize MIPS results and comply with the new program.
While the rulings and requirements are very complex, the end result is much more simple—earn money or lose money. Your MIPS score will significantly impact your Medicare reimbursements over the next several years. However, with some proactive planning you can start investing in resources and processes that will maximize your score.