MIPS and MACRA – Frequently Asked Questions

 

 
MIPS and MACRA Frequently Asked Questions
Do we have to do the quality measures that we have previously done from the patient chart under Actions?

No. The quality measures that you need to complete are listed under the new MIPS Quality Measures Editor in the patient’s Encounter.

Is it recommended that I complete the Quality Measure via claims or registry?

Since…

HIPAA Security Webinar Recording

In this webinar Mike Brody, DPM of TLD Systems discusses mandatory HIPAA security (required by year-end to attest for Meaningful Use), and educates you on the risks to the data in your practice. Alan Bass, DPM, Senior Healthcare Consultant with Collaborative Practice Solutions (CPS), also reviews CPS’s Attestation Made Easy service, a service designed to assist you in properly attesting…

MACRA/MIPS FAQs

MACRA & MIPS Webinar Recording 

 

 
FAQ’s from MACRA & MIPS Webinar on December 15, 2016
How do you collect data after the date of service?
If this question is in reference to collecting Quality Measures for MIPS, we will be introducing a new MIPS quality measures editor to do exactly that. Once it is released, we will conduct a webinar and training sessions on…

How to Use Simple Micro-Economic Principles to Guide Your Business Decisions

Good economic decision-making revolves around the objective to maximize benefits while minimizing costs.
By John V. Guiliana, DPM, MS

A medical practice is a small or large business the success of which ultimately depends upon good decision-making strategies. Unfortunately, in many practices, the decision-making process is often reactive and not proactive. Small business owners and managers often do not have time to…

CMS Finalizes 90 Day Reporting Period

By: Greg Slabodkin

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published a final rule allowing providers in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program to report based on a 90-day reporting period in 2016 and 2017, instead of a full calendar year.

CMS first proposed the rule in July but now it has finalized the provisions as part of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment…

An Unusual Case of Embezzlement

Employee theft is rampant among medical practices, primarily because most physicians assign bookkeeping responsibilities to their staff while they remain focused on patient care. In many smaller practices, the person who collects copays and deductibles is often the same person who posts charges and makes bank deposits. Temptation therefore abounds, especially when work goes unchecked.  A 2009 study by the…

6 HIPAA Violations to Avoid

Patient health information privacy is crucial for establishing trust and preventing identity theft. That’s why HIPAA violations are so serious. They put sensitive patient information at risk and can cost health providers thousands of dollars. This can happen to anyone, too—no matter how big or small a practice is—so you can’t afford to ignore it. Knowing the most common mistakes…

Doctors Spending Over $32,000 on Health Information Technology

By Larry Beresford, Medical Economics 

While EHRs are not going away, what can physicians and their groups ameliorate their impact on the practice? “For starters, don’t rely on the brochures and videos from the EHR vendors,” Tennant suggests. “Do your due diligence. Reach out to your colleagues who are using these systems.”
He also recommends spending the time and money it takes…

The Importance of Medical Billing Compliance

The heart of every medical practice is, of course, serving your patients—but what makes staying in business possible besides your skills as a doctor is successful billing. Your practice cannot continue to function if you do not bill properly and receive reimbursements for the work you do and the services you provide. Of course, improper billing can not only keep…

Do Physicians Have the Right Tools to Deliver Value-Based Care?

By Harvey W. Kaufman, MD

Analytics are rapidly changing how physicians and health systems approach patient care. Data is also increasingly used to create a more open dialogue between providers and patients. At the same time that healthcare is becoming more data- and technology-driven, the way providers are compensated for the care they deliver is changing. Increasingly reimbursement is tied to…