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Mid-Week MACRA Minute - MIPS Reporting Periods

Mid-Week MACRA Minute – MIPS Reporting Periods

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! 2017 MIPS Reporting Period The MIPS reporting period began on January 1, 2017 and will end on December 31, 2017. The attestation deadline is March 31, 2018. For 2017, you get to ‘Pick Your Pace.’ This means the length of your reporting period will vary depending on which ‘pace’ you choose. In our previous […]

Alabama Meaningful Use State Level Registry (SLR) New eSignature Feature

ATTENTION:  All Medicaid Eligible Professionals The Alabama Meaningful Use Division has announced today that they will now accept Electronic Signatures or eSignatures when submitting MEDICAID Meaningful Use (MU) attestation agreement via the State Level Registry (SLR). This applies to returning participants and first-time participants. You can still use the traditional method of signing the application, […]

Mid-Week MACRA Minute – It’s Easy to Avoid the MIPS Medicare Penalty

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! 2017 is the “transition” year for MIPS, which means it is easier to avoid the 4% penalty and earn a possible incentive! To avoid the 4% penalty on Medicare Part B claims in 2019, you only need to submit a small amount of data. This first […]

Mid-Week MACRA Minute – NEW Online MIPS Eligibility Check on QPP Website

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! Did you know about the NEW NPI Lookup tool on the QPP website to determine if your are eligible to participate in MIPS? To determine on-line if a provider is eligible for MIPS in 2017: Visit the QPP website at https://qpp.cms.gov/ Click the green CHECK NOW […]

Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Advancing Care Information (ACI)

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! 2017 MIPS has 3 categories – Quality (60%), Advancing Care Information (ACI) (25%), and Improvement Activities (15%). The more categories you participate in, the better your MIPS score should be! The Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category replaces the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for eligible professionals, […]

Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Who is included in MIPS?

Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Who is included in MIPS?

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! Who is included in MIPS? In 2017, participation is easier than it has EVER been! You’re included in MIPS if you bill Medicare Part B more than $30,000 a year in allowable charges and provide care for more than 100 Medicare patients a year, and are […]

QPP – MIPS Participation Letter from CMS (Sample)

Watch for an IMPORTANT letter from CMS: In late April through May of 2017, Medicare providers should get a letter from the Medicare Administrative Contractor that processes Medicare Part B claims. This letter will tell the participation status of each MIPS clinician associated with the Taxpayer Identification Number or TIN in a practice. Once you […]

RCO implementation on schedule as new regions offered to other probationary RCOs

RCO implementation on schedule as new regions offered to other probationary RCOs

February 28, 2017 (Information Provided by Alabama Medicaid) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Medicaid Agency has been notified that Envolve, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene, is ending its agreement as a capital contributor with all five Alabama Healthcare Advantage (AHA) organizations that had planned to operate as Regional Care Organizations this fall. Alabama […]