Upcoming Presentations

Beyond the Numbers: Finding the Value in MIPS

An Office Hours Special Session

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

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Join us as IPRO’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) Support Team explains how to find the value within Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). You will hear how the MIPS design is financially and clinically integrated and can be used to improve clinical outcomes for your patients.

Our panel of expert Clinical Practice Advisors will review:

  • How the QPP came to be and where it is headed.
  • How MIPS can help improve clinical outcomes for your patients.
  • How to get MIPS credit for work you are already doing (e.g., Prescription Drug Monitoring Program participation counts toward MIPS points in Improvement Activities).
  • How incentives (or penalties) will increase over time.
  • Why it is important to reach for your highest score.
  • How to participate without an EHR and still score 100 points!

…and more!

Join our team of experts & your peers to learn how to succeed in MIPS and obtain a positive payment adjustment.

MIPS Flexibilities: Special Status

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

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Under the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS determines if a MIPS eligible clinician, group, or virtual group will receive “Special Status” by retrieving and analyzing Medicare Part B claims data. Those with a Special Status qualify for reduced reporting requirements in certain performance categories. Special Status circumstances are applicable for the following:

  • Practicing in a rural area or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
  • Being non-patient facing, hospital-based, or ambulatory surgical center (ASC)-based
  • Being a small practice

This webinar will provide information on how the 2019 Special Status is calculated and how Special Status effects reporting requirements.

CMS LAN Webinar: Lessons Learned: How to Succeed in MIPS for Solo and Small Group Practices

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

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Now that MIPS is in its third year, many small practice clinicians and practice managers have developed methods and processes to maximize their success and efficiency meeting MIPS requirements. For those new to MIPS or seeking to improve their MIPS score this year, interacting with successful clinicians and practice managers will provide valuable insights, including advice and suggestions on how to succeed in MIPS while continuing to effectively serve your community and meet financial goals. This event features a panel of solo and small practice clinicians, practice managers and experts that have learned how to succeed in MIPS. Join us for a roundtable event to discuss topics such as strategically choosing reporting options, efficiently using EHRs and registries, choosing the most valuable and impactful quality measures and improvement activities, and how MIPS work can be aligned with helping your patients and practice succeed.

MIPS Flexibilities: MIPS New Facility-Based Scoring

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

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During the 2019 MIPS performance year, CMS will give MIPS eligible clinicians who are facility-based and working primarily in hospital settings, an opportunity for their Quality and Cost performance category scores to be based on a hospital’s performance under the Hospital Value-based Purchasing (VBP) Program. CMS’ goal for measuring performance at the facility level is to reduce reporting burden for MIPS eligible clinicians who are facility-based.

This webinar addresses the following questions:

  • How will CMS determine who is facility-based?
  • What are the data submission requirements for clinicians who are determined to be facility-based?
  • How does this impact Quality and Cost performance category scores?
  • Will there be an opportunity to preview whether you are facility-based?

Advanced APMs and MIPS APMs

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

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The Quality Payment Program (QPP) provides two participation tracks for clinicians: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

An Advanced APM offers a 5% incentive for achieving threshold levels for payments or patients. If you achieve these thresholds, you are excluded from the MIPS reporting requirements and payment adjustment.

Most Advanced APMs are also MIPS APMs. MIPS Eligible clinicians participating in Advanced APMs can participate in MIPS if they do not meet the threshold for payments or patients sufficient to become a Qualifying APM Participant (QP). MIPS eligible clinicians receive special MIPS scoring under the APM scoring standard.

This webinar will help your practice/organization understand how to participate in an APM, how to become a QP, and how to earn an incentive payment or qualify as a MIPS APM to receive special MIPS scoring.

Timelines and Deadlines for QPP 2019 Performance Year

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

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Being aware of the timelines and deadlines for QPP and any revisions to the performance categories, data collection, and submission requirements are important for successful participation in the program. This webinar will highlight timelines, deadlines and any updates for QPP 2019 and list steps you can take to prepare for reporting.

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.

March 19, 2019 12pm-1pm

March 26, 2019 12pm-1pm

April 9, 2019 12pm-1pm

April 16, 2019 12pm-1pm

April 23, 2019 12pm-1pm

April 30, 2019 12pm-1pm

May 14, 2019 12pm-1pm

May 21, 2019 12pm-1pm

May 28, 2019 12pm-1pm

June 11, 2019 12pm-1pm

June 18, 2019 12pm-1pm

June 25, 2019 12pm-1pm

Past Presentations

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

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