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  • CMS Releases QPP Final Rule for 2020

    On November 1, CMS released the final rule for performance year 2020 of the QPP. The rule maintains many policies from PY 2019, while streamlining requirements for the MIPS & APM tracks. What ...

  • Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exceptions Available

    CMS realizes there may be circumstances out of your control that make it difficult to meet requirements for the Promoting Interoperability category. Therefore, they are providing you with the ...

  • Start Collecting Your Data by October 3, 2019

    Attention MIPS ECs: The last day to begin collecting data in order to meet the continuous 90-day reporting requirement for 2019 is October 3, 2019. Background: As part of the 2019 ...

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  • December 2019 – Happy Holidays!We hope you’re able to enjoy quality time with friends and family this holiday season! Now Available: 2020 Quality Measures List CMS recently published the quality measures list for 2020. This comprehensive list contains the measure description, collection type, and specialty measure set name. Technical measure specifications and supporting documents for the...

  • Get Ready: 2019 Data Submission The 2019 data submission period is right around the corner. As a reminder, we offer free technical assistance and guidance to make sure that you are ready to submit MIPS data and meet your goals. Contact your Telligen QPP advisor or Kelly Smith at 515-223-2164 or kesmith@telligen.com. Reminder PI Hardship...

  • Now Available: PI Hardship Exemptions The 2019 QPP Exception Applications for the Promoting Interoperability performance category are now available. Applications must be submitted by December 31, 2019. MIPS ECs, groups, and virtual groups may submit an application citing one of the following reasons: You’re a small practice You have decertified EHR technology You have insufficient...

  • New: QPP Participation Stats from CMS CMS recently released QPP participation statistics for 2018. Highlights from the 2018 Participation Infographic include: 98 percent of MIPS ECs participated  89 percent of MIPS ECs in small practices participated 98 percent of ECs scored above the performance threshold Participation rates increased from 95 percent in 2017. Clinicians in small practices increased...

  • New: MIPS Final Feedback Reports Are Here Last week, CMS released the MIPS final feedback reports for the 2018 performance year. Feedback includes your MIPS final score and detailed information on each category for which you submitted data. We encourage you log in to the QPP Portal and view your performance feedback as soon as...