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MIPS deadline is March 16; resources still available to assist

The deadline for reporting under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) portion of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program is just a week away, and there are many resources available to make the process easier.

The Wisconsin Medical Society has partnered with Premier to offer MIPSwizard is an easy-to-use online tool that helps MIPS-eligible clinicians quickly and easily participate in the MIPS program. MIPSwizard is a CMS-Qualified Registry that allows clinicians to report as individuals or as a group and gives the option to report the minimum to avoid penalties or to maximize the incentive. The software guides clinicians through a few easy steps to rapidly collect, validate and submit their results to CMS. Also, it provides easy integration with electronic health records; allows for real-time data validation and performance feedback; and provides the option for retrospective reporting. Click here for more information.

MIPS-eligible clinicians who do not report at least one quality measure for the 2017 reporting year face a 4 percent payment penalty in 2019.

For more information about MIPS and Medicare’s Quality Payment Program, the Society has available on-demand a one-hour webinar. During “2018 Quality Payment Program Updates Under MACRA: Impact for MIPS and APMs,” Society Policy Specialist H.J. Waukau will provide a brief history of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the QPP, and discusses changes for 2018. The program is free to Society members and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Click here to register.

Additional resources are available through CMS’s Quality Payment Program website and the Physicians Advocacy Institute’s MACRA QPP Resource Center.

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