Revved-up Reporting - 05/03/2018

As federal quality reporting mandates and noncompliance penalties add up, experts say registries can help take the sting out of the process and rev up quality improvement for physician practices. The online reporting tool is also taking a front seat over claims-based reporting as Medicare signals its plans to eventually phase out that less efficient and less clinically accurate option.

Preview Your Quality Performance Scores Before They Become Public - 11/15/2017

CMS is giving you or your group practice the chance to preview your performance scores before they're published on the Physician Compare website for all the world to see.

Confused About Quality Reporting? Get Help From TMF and TMA - 02/14/2017

Reporting deadlines for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-Based Payment Modifier, and meaningful use programs are fast approaching. This data submission timeframe is happening at the same time CMS is rolling out the new Quality Payment Program, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and advanced alternative payment models required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Are you confused about the alphabet soup of quality reporting? If so, get help from the TMF Quality Innovation Network and TMA Practice Consulting.

TMA Tells Feds How to Develop Quality Measures - 05/13/2016

In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), TMA specified a list of principles and guidelines CMS should use in developing quality measures for physicians.

TMA Helps Improve Quality, Avoid Penalties - 05/13/2016

PQRS is switching from the carrot to the stick.

It’s Medicare Participation Time for 2015 - 05/13/2016

Medicare participation enrollment for 2015 runs through Dec. 31, 2014. Remember: Current Medicare fee schedule amounts are set through March 31, 2015; potential cuts won’t happen until April 1, 2015. Here’s what to do now, plus some things to think about.