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Jonathan Shivers

Insights: MIPS 2019 Proposed Rule & Preparation

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CMS has released the proposed rule for MIPS in 2019. Hear from Jonathan Shivers on the potential impacts to your practice and how to best prepare for the increased bonus payment opportunities. During this complimentary webinar we will cover updates on:

• Eligibility Requirements
• Performance Categories and Weights
• Thresholds for Performance
• Payment Adjustments and More

Quality Manager

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The CareOptimize Quality Manager is a one stop shop for all items quality related.  We combine all quality, regulatory and incentive programs into one user friendly dashboard.  We will build your Quality Manager specific for your practice and measures.  The Manager will allow you to view programs, measures, patients and encounter dates.  The functionality will also allow you to search a specific patient if desired.

Other features of our Quality Manager include single sign on for certain EHR users.  Single breakdowns by measure, provider or patient. Our module is SSL encrypted for your security.  Real time tracking of your programs so you can easily navigate the road to meeting your practice’s goals.  Care gaps are identified immediately so they can quickly be addressed. With bi-directional integration we can automatically send codes via the Manager to your EHR.  Our Quality Manager is accessible from anywhere.

Our Quality Manager not only allows your user to see an overview of different Quality programs such as MIPS, HEDIS, eCQM measures, it will also allow the user the ability to further explorer specific measures.  Drilling down into the measures will show clinicians any patient gaps that need to be worked and where they need to continue to improve as they continue to provide your patients excellent medical care.



MIPS Mid-Year Update : Insights Recap MIPS 2018 Mid Year Update

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Our insights presentation focused on the mid-year updates for MIPS 2018.  CMS has released 2017 final scores. You can find your score, by logging into to and using your Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) account.  EHR and Registry entities will not have access to the final scores.  As a reminder 2017 performance adjustments will be applied in 2019.
2018 MIPS changes include changes to the definition of Eligible Clinicians.  Also, we will see changes in the minimum thresholds that have to be met by all EC’s to qualify for MIPS.  This year the Quality category will be weighted at 50% of the final scores.  While Promoting Interoperability, formerly ACI will account for 25%.  Improvement Activities will remain at 15%.  We have the addition of the cost category and it will account for 10% of your final score.  Minimum submissions increased 3 points to 15.  We will also see changes in bonus points.  These include Improvement bonus, 2015 Edition Bonus, and End to End reporting bonus.
At the mid-year point of 2018, your focus should be first on continued tracking of performances measures.  Staying ahead of performances will help ensure your practice succeeds in 2018 MIPS. If you submitted for 2017, downloading and reviewing your final scores will give you a base to decide if your current measures are the most beneficial.


Insights: Quality Manager Overview

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We’ve just crossed the mid-year mark. If you haven’t been focused on closing your patients’ 2018 quality gaps, now is the time.

When working on your gap list, it is imperative to compare your findings to your health plans’ findings. CareOptimize’s Quality Manager makes this easy by identifying discrepancies and providing a workflow for resolving them. You’ll also see:
– How to work gaps at the point of care.
– Submitting gap closures to the health plan with just one click.
– A brief peek at our predictive coding tool.

Insights 18 MIPS Mid Year Update

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MIPS continues to be a major risk, with practices who do not participate subject to a 5% penalty. This webinar will cover:

Rule clarification and changes that have occurred since January 1st. Measure clarification and changes that have occurred since January 1st. Your measure calculations may be changing as a result.
Where your practice should be at this point in the year. How we can help support unique workflows and provider documentation.