CMS is Testing new MIPS Resource Use Measures: Exploring possible benefits to LTPAC Medicine

In a September 2018 Blog post I opined on CMS’s Total Per Capita Cost (TPCC) methodology proposed for the CY 2019 Physicians Fee Schedule. The lead line pretty much summed up my opinion of the measure – “CMS Continues punishing Geriatric, LTPAC, and Palliative Medicine for serving the frail elderly nearing the end of life.” … Click to continue reading

A MIPS Success Story: How We Did It!

Barnes Healthcare Management, LLC, may not love MIPS; but they were “excited” about reporting their 2017 data. And why not? They’ve got their documentation, tracking, and reporting functioning like a well-oiled machine; and they achieved a nearly perfect score for the year. Tracking and reporting on quality measures wasn’t new to them. They had previously … Click to continue reading

MIPS Made Easy: Embracing the Program Painlessly

Just like the prospect of taxes or a root canal, Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting is anxiety-inducing for many. And just when you are ready to take a breath, here comes the 2018 quality and cost reporting cycle. For this year, Medical Groups or solo practitioners don’t have the option of reporting only 90 … Click to continue reading