Here’s an update on some MIPS reporting rules for providers under certain Alternative Payment Models:
Do I have to submit the measure data for Advancing Care Information Category measures if I am part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Tracks 1, 2 and 3)?
If you are part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Tracks 1, 2, and 3), you must submit ACI at the TIN level through group reporting.
What if my ACO does not successfully report quality measures through the CMS Web Interface?
While unlikely, since most ACOs successfully report quality measures through the CMS Web Interface, if you believe your ACO won’t report what it needs to under the Shared Savings Program, your group can submit quality data under your group’s TIN for the performance year under any of the MIPS standard reporting options.
If the ACO doesn’t meet its reporting requirements, CMS will look for and use any other quality data that may have been submitted. This means you can submit your quality data via gGastro eCQMs or via another route as a backup.
For further questions regarding APMs, group reporting, or ACOs, please visit qpp.cms.gov or email email@example.com.
Here are some other CMS resources:
This compliance update is intended for First-Time Providers who plan to complete the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017 and have not attested to Meaningful Use before. Continue reading
2017 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code updates go into effect October 1, 2016.
gGastro’s ICD-10 Codes Search feature references the Health Language search engine. gMed received the updates provided by Health Language and has published the codes to the application as of October 1, 2016 .
Please note: any retired or modified codes that may be part of the customized user list configuration will have to be manually updated by each organization. Users with appropriate permissions can edit the existing codes or add new codes to their user lists / favorites as necessary.
For help on updating your user list items reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Medical Association has published new guidance on CPT codes for 2017. The gMed team is in the process of reviewing and incorporating the necessary changes into the application. We expect the code updates to become available to all gMed clients without a need for an upgrade.
The CPT codes database, as well as the coding logic engine which drives the automatically generated CPT codes for the GI procedures, are centrally hosted by gMed and should be updated January 1, 2017.
Upon completion of the review, the gMed product team will share a summary of the most impactful changes to the GI codes to help you prepare for the transition.
For questions reach out to email@example.com.
On Monday, July 06, 2015 CMS released a welcome announcement that it will work with the AMA on steps to ease the transition to ICD-10.
On October 7, 2014 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid reopened the Hardship exception submission period, which had previously ended on July 1, 2014 and extended it until November 30, 2014.
This extension of the submission period is meant for:
- Any EPs and EHs that have been unable to fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT due to delays in 2014 Edition CEHRT availability, and
- First time MU participant EPs who were unable to attest by Oct. 1, 2014 using the flexibility options provided in the CMS 2014 CEHRT Flexibility Rule.
For more information, refer to the CMS website for Payment Adjustments and Hardship Exceptions
Please note these very important changes to Meaningful Use Stage 1 for 2014