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

2017 MIPS Quality Measures for use in LTPAC Medicine

This article is our annual overview of CMS approved Individual Quality Measures (QM) for use by medical groups practicing in Nursing Facilities, Homecare, Assisted Living, and related places of service. It includes an exhaustive list of all measures based on CPT® codes – which are the only link to build a crosswalk to LTPAC settings. … 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