PQRS: You Still Have Time to Comply in 2014
May 13, 2016
What could a TMA Membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients
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. Read More
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.
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. Read More
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The website for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is blunt: “History shows that severe illness and death rates tend to be higher for racial and ethnic minority populations during public health emergencies than for other populations.” That is certainly happening with COVID-19. Emerging data already show that long-standing social determinants of health are stacked against Blacks and Hispanics in Texas, in some cases prompting a stronger call for value-based care, among other tools, so physicians can better help people of color cope with the health inequities brought on by COVID-19.
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