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QUALITY TODAY

A blog dedicated to advancing healthcare quality.

New Alphabet Soup of MIPS Requires Strong Data Skills

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Nov 9, 2017 9:02:00 AM

MIPS BLOG IMAGE 2.png With the launch of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), physicians have faced all sorts of new terms and acronyms, among them the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPSP). The alphabet soup additions have also raised a plethora of questions and elevated uncertainties.

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Topics: quality reporting, MACRA, mips requirements, MIPS quality reporting

How to Manage the Steep Burden of Quality Reporting

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Nov 6, 2017 9:05:00 AM

 

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Let's be clear. The term and task "quality reporting" is certainly important to healthcare teams, clinicians and executives, but it's also loaded with overwhelming burden and connotations that aren't always positive.

Maybe the term conjures up thoughts of satisfied patients, safety, person-centered care, care coordination, modern facilities, improved health outcomes, or something else. Although quality means different things to different people, the majority of healthcare professionals agree that quality needs to be a top area of focus. And yet, chances are good that quality reporting is at or near the top of the list of administrative and clinical chores that, ironically, often can be a distraction to providing quality care. 

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Topics: quality reporting, patient satisfaction

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