Promoting Interoperability Changes for 2022: Ace Your MIPS

If you participate in the Merit-based Incentive PaymentSystem (MIPS) program, you may know the Promoting Interoperability (PI)requirements. For participating clinicians, PI can account for up to 25% of your MIPS score. If you are unsure of PI requirements and are not meeting them, you may end up on the wrong side of a penalty. And your PI activities need to have started by October 1st because it’s your last chance to make the best impression. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) measures you on a 90-day reporting period. 

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What Risk-Based Payment Models Mean for You – MIPS

Risk-based payment models aim to shift the basis of Medicare reimbursement rates from volume to value, but two different kinds exist. Here's a breakdown of MIPS and how ChartPath can help either way.

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Goodbye COVID Free Pass, Hello MIPS Exceptions

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) free pass may not return in 2022. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) exempted many clinicians from MIPS reporting in 2020 and 2021 due toCOVID-19. But most clinicians will have to report their 2022 MIPS data when the window opens in January 2023. However, clinicians can still file for one of two hardship exceptions that simplify the process.

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What is MIPS, and why is it important?

MIPS can seem like an overwhelming program. The commitment is a yearlong event, the charting burden seems never-ending, and the criteria change every year and seem to grow increasingly harder. On top of that, MIPS participation is mandatory for many clinicians, so even a few missteps can cost a pretty penny.

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