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Telligen Connect Live Office Hours

Michelle Brunsen and Marlene Hodges held Office Hours to answer any MIPS-related questions from the audience as well as share some timely reminders about filing targeted reviews for 2020 or extreme and uncontrollable circumstances exception applications for 2021.

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November 2021 MACRA Minute

PY 2020 Performance Category Reweighting Requests Due to COVID-19 Will Be Accepted Through 11/29/2021 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all clinicians across the United States and territories, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes that not everyone may have been able to submit an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) Exception Application…

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A Closer Look at MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs)

Michelle Brunsen and Marlene Hodges discuss the future of MIPS reporting. During this discussion, they review the basics of MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) including their definition, why they are being developed, the proposed MVPs and the timeline for implementation. Click here for webinar slides.

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October 2021 MACRA Minute

PY 2020 Performance Category Reweighting Requests Due to COVID-19 Will Be Accepted Through 11/29/2021 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all clinicians across the United States and territories, and  the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes that not everyone may have been able to submit an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) Exception Application…

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September 2021 MACRA Minute

MIPS Facility-Based Scoring Isn’t Available for Performance Year (PY) 2021 In response to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) finalized a measure suppression policy in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)/Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule for several…

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August 2021 MACRA Minute

Now Available: 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback, Final Score, and 2022 MIPS Payment Adjustment Information The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has released Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance feedback and final scores for performance year 2020 and associated MIPS payment adjustment information for payment year 2022. You can view your MIPS performance feedback,…

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Breaking News! CMS Updates

CMS is allowing clinicians, groups and APM Entities to request PY 2020 performance category reweighting under the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policies through the Targeted Review form. Performance category reweighting requests and targeted reviews can both be submitted through the Targeted Review form until 11/29/2021.  CMS also released updates to 2020 MIPS final scores and…

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Preparing for 2021 MIPS Data Submission

Marlene Hodges and Michelle Brunsen discuss the steps necessary in their webinar “Preparing for 2021 MIPS Data Submissions”. During this discussion, they look at the four steps to data submission preparation, including the documentation to retain for the performance categories.

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2020 MIPS Performance Feedback

Marlene Hodges and Michelle Brunsen discuss the 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback Reports. During this discussion, they look at how the 2020 MIPS final scores were calculated and how the 2022 payment adjustments are applied. They also demonstrate how to complete a Targeted Review if you believe there is an issue with the final score or…

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Now Available: 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback, Final Score, and 2022 MIPS Payment Adjustment Information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has released Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance feedback and final scores for performance year 2020 and associated MIPS payment adjustment information for payment year 2022. You can view your MIPS performance feedback,  final score, and payment adjustment on the Quality Payment Program website.  You can access…

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