Amazing Charts User Board
Most Recent Posts
E-Rx with Exostar, as Verizon will no longer support Controlled E-Rx
by DCubed
3 minutes 42 seconds ago
Free Up Space
by DocGene
Today at 07:13 PM
AC in the cloud vs. server based
by jimmie
Today at 06:07 AM
User preferences
by Tomastoria
Today at 03:30 AM
Archiving old patients from AC data base
by JamesNT
Yesterday at 05:14 PM
Printing growths charts
by Boondoc
Yesterday at 12:28 AM
MACRA/MIPS requirements for 2018
by Tiffany
02/20/18 04:15 PM
AC access slow, aka server is slow
by Bert
02/19/18 03:26 AM
Labs and Diagnostics.
by Dru
02/18/18 07:15 PM
sql 2012 sp4 update
by beagle
02/16/18 07:12 PM
Upgrade Costs?
by Bert
02/13/18 11:46 PM
Amazing Charts User Board Link
by Indy
02/13/18 12:20 AM
Structured family history
by DoctorMel
02/12/18 02:36 PM
Confidential information charting
by JBS
02/12/18 12:47 AM
MIPS/MACRA attestation
by joseph
02/11/18 09:20 PM
Topic Options
#72281 - 01/16/18 09:13 PM MACRA/MIPS requirements for 2018
David_PMSS Offline
Member

Registered: 10/23/10
Posts: 49
Loc: CA, USA
Has anyone figured out the bare minimum for 2018? It seems to me that we could simply add one of the quality measure codes (such as G8427 for medication review) for 10 patients and be done with it.

My understanding is that we need 15 points for the quality measures category. For most small practices we get 3 points for reporting on a quality measure. We needed only 3 points in 2017, thus one claim with one quality measure was enough.

In 2018, the Quality Measures category is worth 60% of the whole. So if 5 claims (15 points) gets us 60% of the way toward the requirement, it seems that if we report on 10 codes instead of 5, that will be more than enough for not participating in the other categories - ACI and AI.

Does this sound right and/or has anyone verified what the minimum is for 2018.

Thank you much!

David Kuttruff
Physicians' Management
Services and Systems
_________________________
David Kuttruff
Physicians' Management
Services and Systems, Inc.
(951) 677-0044

Top
#72288 - 01/16/18 10:25 PM Re: MACRA/MIPS requirements for 2018 [Re: David_PMSS]
Bert Offline
Admin

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 11326
Loc: Brewer, Maine
This would be a good place for Betty from CMS. Email her at: bwimbley AT hsag.com
_________________________
Bert
Pediatrics
Brewer, ME

Top
#72289 - 01/16/18 10:55 PM Re: MACRA/MIPS requirements for 2018 [Re: David_PMSS]
KenP Offline
Member

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 387
David, Thank you for your important question. Many consultants are happy to help us go for the maximum. But since the maximum requires so much effort both in time and money, an alternative to doing "nothing" might be the "minimum."
_________________________
...KenP
Internist
Florida

Top
#72291 - 01/17/18 02:31 AM Re: MACRA/MIPS requirements for 2018 [Re: David_PMSS]
JBS Offline
Member

Registered: 09/20/09
Posts: 2510
Loc: Baltimore, MD
My guess is that Betty would be a good resource for this.
Again though... she does not work for CMS.
_________________________
Jon
GI
Baltimore

Reduce needless clicks!

Top
#72292 - 01/17/18 08:40 AM Re: MACRA/MIPS requirements for 2018 [Re: David_PMSS]
Bert Offline
Admin

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 11326
Loc: Brewer, Maine
EHR Healthcare Quality Specialist
Learn more about the CMS QIN-QIO Program

Oh, well that makes a difference. I guess I should, as they say, reach out to her.
_________________________
Bert
Pediatrics
Brewer, ME

Top
#72483 - 02/14/18 06:11 PM Re: MACRA/MIPS requirements for 2018 [Re: David_PMSS]
Ted Offline
Member

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 98
Loc: South Carolina
According to MIPSwizard you can report one Quality Measure and just one patient and you will meet the minimum requirement to avoid the 4% penalty (2017 MACRA/MIPS).

Top
#72484 - 02/14/18 06:17 PM Re: MACRA/MIPS requirements for 2018 [Re: David_PMSS]
JBS Offline
Member

Registered: 09/20/09
Posts: 2510
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Ted that was for 2017. Not for 2018.
_________________________
Jon
GI
Baltimore

Reduce needless clicks!

Top
#72485 - 02/14/18 06:20 PM Re: MACRA/MIPS requirements for 2018 [Re: JBS]
Ted Offline
Member

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 98
Loc: South Carolina
Yes. I amended my post after I reread the initial question.

Top
#72510 - 02/20/18 04:15 PM Re: MACRA/MIPS requirements for 2018 [Re: David_PMSS]
Tiffany Offline
Member

Registered: 03/11/15
Posts: 4
Loc: Ohio
Has anyone used MIPSwizard to submit their measures?

Top

Moderator:  [email protected] 
Shout Box

Who's Online
0 registered (), 2 Guests and 47 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters
Bert 11326
JBS 2510
Sandeep 2210
Wendell365 2193
ryanjo 2004
Leslie 2002
Wayne 1889
Indy 1744
Steven 1718
hockeyref 1673
Newest Members
Cronus, DanARS, lajohnston, JessieARS, Bunkee
4443 Registered Users
Forum Stats
4443 Members
16 Forums
7906 Topics
71087 Posts

Max Online: 186 @ 11/25/17 05:44 AM