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MACRA Minute March 2020

Act Now: 2020 Data Collection With increases to the performance threshold (45 points) and quality data completeness (70 percent) in 2020, ECs are encouraged to start collecting and tracking quality data to maximize scores and avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2022.  Multiple 2020 resources are available to help ECs plan, including CMS’ Explore Measures and…

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2020 Measures and Activities

The 2020 MIPS measures and activities are available in the Explore Measure Tool on https://qpp.cms.gov/. Prepare now by becoming familiar with the measures and activities you can submit for the 2020 year. Contact Telligen if you have any questions!

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February MACRA Minute

2019 Data Submission On January 2, 2020, CMS opened the QPP Portal for submission of 2019 Performance Year Data. Data can be submitted or updated any time until March 31, 2020 at 7 p.m. CST when the submission window closes. To submit data, sign into the QPP Portal with your HARP credentials. Please Note: Please…

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January 2020 MACRA Minute

Now Open: 2019 Data Submission Window  ECs can now submit and/or update 2019 performance year data until the submission window closes on March 31, 2020 at 7 p.m., CT. To submit data, sign into the QPP Portal with your HARP credentials. Please Note:There is no submit button to select after submitting your data. Make sure…

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December 2019 MACRA Minute

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…

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MACRA Minute November 2019

CMS Issues Final Policies for 2020 QPP On November 1, CMS issued its final policies for the 2020 performance year of the Quality Payment Program via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. Key finalized policies for 2020 include: Maintaining the weights of the Cost (15 percent) and Quality (45 percent) performance categories Increasing the performance…

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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 You Need to Know: Key Policies for PY 2020 Maintains category weights for Cost (15 percent) and Quality (45 percent) Increases the…

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October 2019 MACRA Minute

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…

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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 opportunity to apply for a hardship exception. The application for exception is now available on the QPP website’s Exception page. If you have questions about the…

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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 performance period, ECs must report data for the Promoting Interoperability and Improvement Activities categories for 90 continuous days.   Learn More: For tips on how to successfully…

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