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Medicare Payment Adjustments

Apr 27, 2022 3:45:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MACRA, MIPS, practice management


If you are seeing changes in reimbursements for Medicare services, it may be related to the sequestration payment adjustments.

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2022 MIPS Promoting Interoperability Webinar

Mar 3, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, Promoting Interoperability


Save the date for a webinar brought to you by our colleagues at Mountain Area Health Education Center

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Deadline for EUC Application Closes 12/31/21

Dec 15, 2021 1:52:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MACRA, MIPS, quality payment program


Given the public health emergency, participants in the Quality Payment Program may find it difficult to meet the requirements for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for program year 2021.

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​MIPS: CMS Opens PY 2021 Hardship Exceptions Applications   ​

May 26, 2021 5:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS


Applications are now open for the MIPS Promoting Interoperability Performance Category Hardship Exception and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception for the 2021 Performance Year.  

Application Deadline: Those interested must submit their applications to CMS by December 31, 2021.   

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​Latest MIPS News… Cost Category Reweighted for PY2020  ​

May 26, 2021 10:51:39 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS


The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) cost performance category weight is 15% of the final score for the 2020 performance period/2022 MIPS payment year. CMS announced the reweighting the cost performance category from 15% to 0% for the 2020 performance period.  

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Quality Payment Program: New MIPS Resources

Apr 28, 2021 12:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, MIPS, QPP, medicare, Quality Improvement


New Resources are Now Available on the QPP Resource Library 

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QPP Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Deadline Extended

Jan 6, 2021 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, QPP, COVID-19


Deadline Extended Until Monday February 1st, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET 

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​QPP SURS Webinar Series: Implications of the Year 5 Final Rule for Solo and Small Group Practices

Jan 5, 2021 11:33:06 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, QPP, COVID-19


2021 begins the fifth year of the Quality Payment Program. While much remains the same, CMS is considering changes for the upcoming year that have implications for solo and small group practices. This webinar will discuss updates to the performance category weights and requirements, changes for third party intermediaries, COVID-19 flexibilities, and revisions to the performance threshold. Understanding these changes will enable you to begin preparing so you can succeed in Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2021 and beyond. This event will feature a panel of experts familiar with the Final Rule who can offer advice on how to prepare and answer your questions about how these changes will affect small practices, solo practitioners and practices in rural and medically underserved areas. Join this event to talk with the panelists about any questions you have on the Final Rule.

Doctor working on a laptop at the officeParticipants will learn:
  • Key changes in Year 5 of the MIPS program
  • Practical tips for how small group practices can successfully respond to these adjustments
  • How to access Free technical assistance resources available from CMS and a local Technical Assistance Contractor funded by CMS

This event is designed for:

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It's Here! The 2021 QPP Final Rule.

Dec 9, 2020 3:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, QPP, APP, APM, MVP, Final Rule


The 2021 QPP Final Rule is now available.  For updates and key policy changes take a look at the 2021 Quality Payment Program Final Rule Overview Fact Sheet and other Final Rule resources found here.   

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Are you ready for the PY2020 MIPS Reporting?

Dec 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MACRA, MIPS, Promoting Interoperability, Hardship Exception, QPP


MIPSIt’s that time again. The deadline for reporting your PY2020 MIPS data is just around the corner. You will need to submit your MIPS data by March 31st, 2021.   

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