Upcoming Presentations

Special Session: Leveraging your Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR) to Evaluate Cost Performance for MIPS.

Tuesday,  June 19, 2018 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

The best way to understand the implications of the MIPS Cost category and what you can do to optimize your MIPS Cost performance in 2018 and beyond is to review your QRURs and other cost feedback reports available on the CMS Enterprise Portal. A thorough examination of this treasure trove of practice cost information may allow you to identify practical steps to take in order to earn all 100 MIPS points and be recognized as a “high quality/low cost” practice. This presentation will walk you step-by-step through how to understand and utilize your QRUR.

Prior to our presentation we encourage you to obtain your QRUR and have it available during the webinar to follow along.

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CMS LAN Webinar: Understanding MIPS for Specialties: Advice for Solo and Small Group Speciality Practices (2 dates to choose from!)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

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Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

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Solo and small group practices face many challenges and questions as they prepare to submit their 2018 MIPS data. Many specialty practices can face additional challenges as they decide on which quality measures work best for their practice and how patients are attributed to them. In addition, some specialty practices face additional considerations when working with registries and EHRs. This event will feature a panel of experts that understand MIPS for specialists and work regularly with clinicians with limited resources to prepare for it. The panel will focus on practical advice for how to achieve MIPS scores when you are a specialist focusing on choosing the quality measures, optimizing the cost category and submitting your data.

QPP 2017: Performance Year Feedback

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Beginning in Summer 2018, CMS will provide performance feedback for the 2017 Performance Year based on the data you reported to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) prior to April 3, 2018. Currently, you can access your preliminary performance feedback data on the QPP website (qpp.cms.gov) using your Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) credentials. While this is not your final score or feedback, CMS will provide you with final feedback through the QPP website. This webinar will provide guidance on accessing and understanding your final feedback reports.

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CMS LAN Webinar: How to Maximize your EHR Use to Succeed in MIPS: Advice for Solo and Small Group Practices (2 dates to choose from!)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

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Using your Electronic Health Records system to its fullest potential can help streamline your processes, maximize time and resources, and assist in achieving a better MIPS score. Solo practitioners and small group practices have limited time for mastering these systems but understanding how to effectively use them can make your practice more efficient and benefit your patients. This event will help everyone participating understand what your EHR can do for you and how to leverage it to maximize your MIPS score. This event will feature a panel of experts that understand MIPS and work regularly with clinicians and their EHRs. The panel will focus on practical advice for how to efficiently use your EHR to achieve the highest possible MIPS score.

2018 QPP: MIPS Flexibilities – Special Status and Exemptions

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

For the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period, CMS will determine if a clinician’s participation should be considered as ‘special status’ by retrieving and analyzing Medicare Part B claims data. These special status circumstances are applicable for the following: Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), rural, non-patient facing, hospital-based, small practices and ambulatory surgery center (ASC)-based clinicians. CMS continues to offer tailored flexibility for individual clinicians and groups that meet criteria for the MIPS special status exemption since participation status may change each performance year due to shifting requirements. This webinar will provide information on special status and exemption determinations under 2018 MIPS participation.

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2018 QPP: MIPS Cost Performance Category In-Depth Review

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

During the 2018 QPP Reporting Year, this performance category will count for 10% of a MIPS eligible clinician’s final score. Under the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Cost performance category, CMS will use Medicare claims data to calculate the cost of care in order to gauge the total cost of care during the year or during a hospital stay. This webinar will provide attendees with a detailed description of the Cost Performance Category, its components, and the way the score is calculated.

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QPP/MIPS Office Hours
Multiple Sessions (see below)

Held on Tuesdays, an open Q and A (not a formal presentation) hosted by IPRO’s Quality Payment Program Support Team members to discuss and help resolve clinicians and practices questions about MIPS, APMS and the Quality Payment Program in general. Come prepared with questions for our highly knowledgeable QPP Support Team.

June 26, 2018 12pm-1pm

July 3, 2018 12pm-1pm

July 10, 2018 12pm-1pm

July 17, 2018 12pm-1pm 

July 24, 2018 12pm-1pm

July 31, 2018 12pm-1pm

August 7, 2018 12pm-1pm

August 14, 2018 12pm-1pm

August 21, 2018 12pm-1pm

August 28, 2018 12pm-1pm

Past Presentations

To access prerecorded webinars on MIPS topics, please click here or email bpinga@ipro.org

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