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MIPS and Medicare News You Can Use: Data Submission Has Closed; First Wave of New Medicare Cards Mailed

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Apr 5, 2018 9:05:00 AM

The data submission period for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) closed Tuesday, April 3. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently in the process of reviewing all the data submitted. 

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Topics: MIPS, MIPS and MACRA, Quality Talk podcast, new Medicare cards, quality data

The Year of the Patient: Value-Based Care Transforms Patients Into Consumers

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jan 18, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Value-based care aims to achieve better quality care at lower cost. This will require a collaboration between physician and patient/consumer.

Based on the headlines and changes in the healthcare industry, we could call 2017 “The Year of MACRA and MIPS.” And there would be little debate that the label could stay for 2018, 2019, and beyond. But while the seismic shift from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance will continue, the headlines for the next chapter of the value-based care saga also are becoming more patient-centric.

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Topics: value-based care, patient experience, patient satisfaction, MIPS and MACRA

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