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

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