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MIPS: Start your MIPS reporting early

What Your Nephrology Practice Should Know…MIPS/MACRA Updates 2018

Starting your MIPS reporting early can help you catch errors and improve processes! Early reporting can also help to improve MIPS scores in the second half of this year and alleviate that last minute pressure to report before the deadline…

Tips for tackling 2018 reporting:

  • Identify your deficiencies in 2017 reporting and focus to improve those areas.
  • The minimum number of measures to report has increased, in fact it’s beneficial to report on as many measures as possible.
  • Review the list of 92 improvement activities, and identify at least one improvement activity your practice completed for each activity in 2017.
  • The most affordable and easiest way to submit data on improvement activities is by attesting to participation via the new data submission system on the QPP website..

    CMS really is making things a bit easier for smaller practices. This year, physicians can choose to either a "test" pace (submitting one piece of data) or to do partial or full data reporting. To complete reporting as a “test”, you only need to report that you completed one improvement activity for a minimum of 90 days in 2017. Partial reporting also reduces the amount of work you’ll need to do and can be useful if you have not been collecting data this year. Both of these tracks will help your practice avoid a penalty but may not offer incentive payments. After your practice reports, you may assess how the practice performed in 2018 to inform decisions about next year. In 2019, the minimum reporting requirements will increase.

    For help with reporting please contact us at the link below.
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    Contact Tower today for more information.
    https://towerps.com or 630-243-5731

  • What Your Nephrology Practice Should Know…MIPS/MACRA Updates 2018

     

    Contact Tower today for more information.  https://towerps.com or 630-243-5731



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