You can significantly reduce your chances of getting hit with future Medicare payment reductions by mastering the 2017 MIPS data you report.
The Final Score your MIPS data generates will determine if your future Medicare revenues are neutral, get increased or are reduced. And 55% of that score requires you to accurately capture and report your data based on the Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Improvement Activities (IA) Category requirements, but that can be easier said than done.
There is some help available. MACRA reporting expert, Jeanne Chamberlin, MA, FACMPE, presents her last MIPS online training session in her 3-part MIPS series. This 90-minute online training concentrates on how you can maximize the results from the date you report based on MIPS’ Advanced Care Information and Improve Activities Categories.
Reporting less than optimal data under these two categories can have a significant impact on your final MIPS score and how much your future Medicare reimbursements will be. Here are just a few of the easy-to-implement strategies you’ll receive by ordering this practical online training session:
- Determine how you can optimize your ACI score with minimal effort
- Identify activities your practice already performs that can count toward your IA score
- Meet reporting deadlines for both ACI and AI data to avoid payment reductions
- Engage with your vendors now to ensure they are prepared for “Stage 3” Meaningful Use, and how this will affect your ACI reporting
- Uncover which of your providers may be exempt from ACI and how this will impact your Final MIPS Score
- Optimize your IA data results by selecting, documenting and reporting accurately the first time
- And so much more….
IMPORTANT: Although ACI components are similar to the 2016 Meaningful Use requirements, there are some major differences that can easily trip you up if you don’t completely understand them. The ACI category accounts for 45% of your Final MIPS Score, so don’t let similarities with Meaningful Use cause you to submit incorrect data.
During this 90-minute online training, you’ll receive proven examples from real-world best practices in both the ACI and IA categories. After this training you’ll have specific strategies you can put into place to improve your ACI and IA Finals Scores and the Medicare reimbursement you receive.
AAPC CEU's: This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.5 CEUs. On Demand product requires successful completion of a PostTest for Core A and all specialties except CIRCC for continuing education units.
Meet Your Expert: Jeanne J. Chamberlin, MA, FACMPE
Jeanne Chamberlin is currently a Practice Management Consultant with MSOC Health, assisting dozens of practices with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Over the past five years, she has worked with dozens of medical practices to assess and revise processes that will improve efficiency and maximize profit.
As practice administrator of a 10-physician multi-specialty practice, Jeanne first implemented processes to capture and report quality measures for the PQRS program in 2007. As a consultant with MSOC Health, she has assisted a wide variety of providers with implementing EHR systems, as well as utilizing these systems to achieve Meaningful Use and PQRS bonuses. Jeanne has presented on these topics at numerous conferences and seminars throughout North Carolina.
During her 30 years in the healthcare industry, Jeanne has worked in independent medical practices, health systems, state government, and software development. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Duke University and is a member of the leadership council of North Carolina Medical Group Managers and is Past-President of Triangle Medical Managers.
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