1st LTPAC Medical Group to earn CMS ‘High-Quality’ status! How an analysis of 2016 Quality Resource and Use Reports (QRUR) can guide better MIPS strategies

Collaborative Geriatrics of Katy, TX is the first LTPAC medical practice I know that’s received the CMS designation as ‘High-Quality’ under its Value Based Purchasing scheme.  There are many medical groups that deliver high quality care, but that is fundamentally different than having the organizational ability to successfully report quality measures across the group, and … Click to continue reading

Part 2: MIPS and VBP “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Apologies for describing these two CMS programs by using the words of Charles Dickens – but they fit exactly. The Best of Times – the CMS’s revisions to MACRA/MIPS regulations suspends the worst aspects of VBP and opens the door to avoiding all penalties for LTPAC Medicine in 2019, based on 2017 behavior. This is … Click to continue reading

MIPS and VBP – “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Apologies for describing these two CMS programs by using the words of Charles Dickens – but they fit exactly. The worst of times – Value Based Purchasing’s teeth bite into LTPAC Physician Groups’ 2017 and 2018 Medicare Pay Rates. Two weeks ago the CMS began issuing 2015 QRURs (Quality and Resource Use Reports) to all … Click to continue reading