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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You…
Understand and Meet the QPP Requirements

Fee-for-service has been the traditional methodology for reimbursements, but as CMS transitions to a pay-for-performance methodology, it is easy to get lost in the acronyms and the policy. The co-sourced MACRA MadeEasy platform guides clients through these changes and provides a structured and practice-specific platform to ensure that a practice is not only protected from penalties, but puts itself in line for incentive payments.

Who’s required to participate?

Most anesthesia clinicians who bill over $30,000 yearly in Medicare Part B charges and see over 100 Medicare Part B patients are already part of the QPP. And participating in the QPP requires reporting patient data across all payors.

Introducing Successful and Seamless QPP Achievement through the MiraMed Family of Solutions:

The pioneering MACRA MadeEasy co-sourcing platform prepares anesthesia clinicians and practices for the changes currently in effect from the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), as part of CMS’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) utilizing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Our comprehensive platform guides anesthesiologists and anesthetists through the transition to successful submission in the Quality Payment Program with a combination of EHR, exclusive anesthesia-specific quality measures, secure billing and a certified clinical data registry.

These new CMS requirements, already in effect, mandate that providers track and regularly report standardized metrics across four categories, including quality performance. QCDR reporting offers the greatest level of flexibility and alignment with anesthesia practices and MIPS is the recommended approach for almost all providers.

Our platform can help usher you into the future of healthcare with the MACRA MadeEasy solution guiding you through the steps. Anesthesia Touch provides the required certified EHR, along with data points on quality care measures. F1RSTAnesthesia practice management offers secure transfer of data and analytics to support the required improvement activities. All this data transfers seamlessly through the MiraMed QCDR registry to fulfill CMS’s required reporting.

MIPS—How It Works… for 2017

MIPS has four performance categories that must be met for successful completion and to achieve incentive payments and avoid penalties.

What's in it for you?

Your performance in 2017 affects your 2019 payments:

  • A potential +/- 4% bonus.
  • We recommend 2017 reporting for at least 90 days, so you must be set up and participating by October 1.
  • Starting early may increase your performance scores.

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