Spotlight on the MIPS Promoting Interoperability Performance Category
- Promoting Interoperability is not a new performance category; it’s just the new name for the Advancing Care Information performance category that reflects increased focus on interoperability and improving patient access to health information.
- The 2018 requirements for the Promoting Interoperability performance category are exactly the same as what was finalized for the Advancing Care Information performance category. For an overview, review this fact sheet.The 2018 measure specificationsare still the same.
- CMS also changed the name of the EHR Incentive Programs to the Promoting Interoperability Programs. To learn more go to this webpage.
Groups Must Register to Use the CMS Web Interface and/or CAHPS for MIPS Survey by June 30, 2018 – Deadline Extended
Registration is required for groups that intend to use the CMS Web Interface and/or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) survey for 2018. The registration period ends June 30, 2018. Learn more and register.
CMS Learning Network: Answers to Your Quality Payment Program Frequently Asked Questions
2017 MIPS Preliminary Feedback Now Available:
If you submitted data through the Quality Payment Program website, you are now able to review your preliminary (not final) performance feedback data. Final scores will be available on July 1, 2018
New Group TIN Level QPP Eligibility Lookup Tool:
Special Note About CMS QPP MIPS Data Entry with Your EIDM:
If you are participating in MIPS, you will need to access the QPP portal to enter your data. Your EIDM (Enterprise Identity Management) number does not change even if the person who established the account changes. You will continue to use the same login information even if a new person is entering the data.
Welcome New Transformation Advisor, Sherri White MSPOD
She studied Business Administrative at Notre Dame College and obtained her Masters in Science degree of Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management. She has administrative and operational positions experience with major health care organizations, including Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She specializes in designing process improvement initiatives to increase organizational efficiency by utilizing knowledge obtained as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
VCSQI SAN 2.0 Article Appeared in Annuals of Thoracic Surgery, May 2018:
Maximize Reimbursement and Minimize Risk Under the New MACRA and Quality Payment Program: Link for full length STS Article
Very Important Note: Please discuss your measure selections for 2018 MIPS with Ivan, Eddie or Debbie.
New MIPS 2018 Fact Sheets Available:
- Improvement-Activities-Performance-Category Fact Sheet
- 2018 MIPS Quality Performance Fact Sheet
- Responses to EIDM-related Data Submission Questions
- Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Measure Specifications4/6/2018
- Quality Performance Category fact sheet5/11/2018
- Cost Performance Category fact sheet3/27/2018
- Cost Measures12/29/2017
- MIPS Improvement Activities5/3/2018
- Improvement Activities Performance Category fact sheet5/11/2018
- Promoting interoperability fact sheet5/11/2018
- Advancing Care Information Measure Specifications1/24/2018
- 2018 Registration Guide for the CMS Web Interface & CAHPS for MIPS Survey4/25/2018
- Group Participation in MIPS 20184/25/2018
- CMS Web Interface fact sheet4/10/2018
- CAHPS for MIPS survey overview fact sheet3/27/2018
- CAHPS for MIPS Survey – sample copy3/27/2018
- CAHPS for MIPS survey conditionally approved survey vendors4/13/2018
Join Us for Upcoming Workgroups:
- Opioid Management – May 24, 1-2 pm EDT
- Person & Family Engagement – June 6, 1-2 pm EDT
Addressing the Opioid Misuse Epidemic is a CMS & VCSQI Priority
Quote to Ponder:
Kind words can be short and easy to speak. But their echoes can be truly endless. – Mother Teresa
Working Together We Can Achieve Our Goals: Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative’s 7 Aims
- Support more than 140,000 clinicians in their practice transformation work.
- Improve health outcomes for millions of Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries and other patients.
- Reduce unnecessary hospitalizations for 5 million patients.
- Sustain efficient care delivery by reducing unnecessary testing and procedures.
- Generate $1 to $4 billion in savings to the federal government and commercial payers.
- Transition 75% of practices completing the program to participation in Alternative Payment Models.
- Build the evidence base on practice transformation so that effective solutions can be scaled.