There are two pathways under the Quality Payment Program (QPP): MIPs and Advanced APMs. Unless you qualify as a participating clinician in an Advanced Alternative Performing Model, MIPS will be your default. MIPS has four weighted performance categories, identified below. This post will focus on Quality and Cost.
Cleveland, home to Quadax headquarters, is also home to some of the finest medical facilities in the world. (Many of them, we’re proud to say, are Quadax clients.) At the same time, out of 88 counties in Ohio, Cuyahoga County (the greater Cleveland area) ranks 62nd for health outcomes[i]. Overall life expectancy is 1.6 years below the national average. Infant mortality is well above the [...]
Once upon a time, news of PHI disclosures or healthcare data breaches only caught the interest of security and privacy nerds. Now they grab headlines and prompt worries and distress among practice owners, privacy officers, CFOs, and patients alike.
PAMA has already made a significant impact for hospital and independent labs, and continues to do so with the redefinition of an applicable lab. PAMA has expanded the number of reporting labs to include smaller labs and hospital outreach labs. CMS estimates at least 43% more labs are now required to report under the new definition. Therefore, labs not reporting during the first period need to [...]
Primary Care Physicians often feel they’re running out of gas. The value they provide is real: research shows significantly better healthcare access and experience for patients receiving primary care. However, office visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) declined 18% from 2012 to 2016[i], suggesting that the value of PCP care is not widely acknowledged. Meanwhile, physicians experience [...]