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Author: Michael Marron-Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC (Michael@ApolloHIT.com) This article discusses how a large percentage of clinicians eligible for MIPS will receive MIPS Scores in 2017 and 2018 based on what are called “MIPS APMs” that use a distinctly different scoring methodology than the MIPS, referred to as the APM Scoring Standard. This article discusses theRead More
This article was published in the September 2017 addition of the Journal of AHIMA and became available online in August 2017. A large number of MACRA professionals have reported that many providers are enrolled in an aspect of the MACRA Quality Payment Program called MIPS APMs without their awareness. Providers who agreed to participate inRead More
This article discusses the Additional Positive Payment Adjustment for exceptional performance under MIPS. The article requires membership to AHIMA however for reprints please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org in summary, the article discusses the $500 million fund available annually for the first six years of the MIPS program. These funds are used to rewardRead More
This article was published in March of 2017 and identifies how health information management (HIM) professionals, including administrators, clinical documentation integrity specialists, compliance specialists, coding specialists, coordination of care specialists, informaticists, and those engaged and related services play an essential role in organizational performance under the Quality Payment Program (MACRA). It identifies the key rolesRead More
This article discusses how to prepare for the Quality Payment Program (MACRA). It was written in June of 2016 in advance of the 2017 Final Rule for the QPP and a number of items were changed in the final rule. It was authored by Michael Marron-Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC, the CEO and founder ofRead More
MACRA Strategies for 2017: Advantages and Disadvantages of Four OptionsRead More