Do I need help with MIPS? We hope that this is a question that all providers are asking themselves. We are now half way through 2017 and the first reporting year for MIPS. Providers should no longer be asking the question; “What is MIPS?”, they should be asking for help! Unfortunately there are still a lot of providers, and offices that are still scratching their heads or thinking they don’t have to worry about it.
That is true, you don’t have to worry about it, but you do have to take action. All eligible clinicians should be actively collecting data and fulfilling all program requirements at this point of the year. Providers should be asking for help and working with a dedicated coach. The MACRA legislation is subject to reinterpretation and thus the Quality Payment Program will continue to evolve over time. MIPS has recently undergone a substantial overhaul for the 2018 reporting period. For more information on changes to the program you can click here.
2017 gave clinicians the option to pick their pace. You could choose to take the penalty, receive a null payment adjustment, or a full positive payment adjustment. The latest change to MIPS allows for continued flexibility through the 2018 reporting year while increasing the requirements for clinicians to receive a positive payment adjustment. In addition CMS has also adjusted the eligibility requirements for the 2018 reporting year. Staying abreast of the changes to the program, your reporting requirements, and your current performance is a lot of work.
So what should you do? Start by answering “Yes”, I do need help. Then let us “worry” about MIPS for you. Access1 provides dedicated MIPS coaching. Our coaches are up to date on the latest updates in the MIPS program and all of the requirements. We will work with you and your EMR to ensure that you are completing all the requirements and obtaining a high MIPS score. Most importantly we will do our best to take the fear and uncertainty out of this new program so you can do what you do best. Provide excellent patient care while qualifying for the largest positive payment adjustment with the least amount of work.