MIPS Reporting and CQM Tracking with EHR Software

How Software Can Support Tracking CQM and MIPS Reporting

Doctor with MIPS reporting

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a value-based reimbursement program that rewards healthcare providers for delivering high-quality, cost-effective patient care. MIPS reporting can be a time-consuming and challenging process for many providers. However, with the right software, providers can simplify the process, increase accuracy, and improve patient outcomes.

This blog post will explore how Amazing Charts makes reporting and tracking MIPS and Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) easier. It will cover how the software can streamline processes and simplify reporting to keep you ahead of the game.

The Importance of CQM Tracking

CQMs are a crucial component of MIPS reporting. The purpose of these programs is to measure and track the quality of care provided to patients. CQMs help providers identify areas for improvement and track progress toward meeting quality goals. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires providers to report on specific CQMs to receive credit for the MIPS program.

The Challenges of CQM Tracking

Tracking CQMs can be a complex and time-consuming process for many providers. Without the right software, it can be challenging to identify the appropriate CQMs to track, collect and analyze the data, and submit accurate reports to CMS. Many providers struggle with the manual collection of data, which can be prone to errors and delays.

But tracking CQMs are central to participating in MIPS. 

Common challenges faced by healthcare providers  include:

Identifying the Right CQMs to Track

Providers must identify the appropriate CQMs to track based on their patient population, clinical focus, and MIPS goals. 

Selecting the measures that properly align with the provider’s specialty and patient population can be daunting. Choosing the wrong measures can result in lower scores and missed incentives, while selecting measures that do not align with the provider’s practice may lead to inaccurate reporting and lower quality of care.

Collecting and Analyzing Data

Collecting and analyzing data for CQMs can be time-consuming and error-prone. Providers may collect data manually, which increases the risk of errors and may take away from patient care. Even with automated data collection tools, providers may encounter challenges in managing data from multiple sources or in ensuring data completeness.

Monitoring Progress and Identifying Areas for Improvement

Providers must track and monitor their progress toward meeting quality goals, identify areas for improvement, and make adjustments to improve care quality. This requires providers to regularly review and analyze their data, which can be a challenging task, particularly in busy clinical practices.

Submitting Accurate Reports to CMS

Submitting accurate reports to CMS can be a challenge, even for providers who have tracked CQMs correctly. Providers must ensure that their data is complete, accurate, and timely, as errors can result in penalties or missed incentives. The submission process can be complicated and time-consuming, requiring providers to navigate through CMS’s website and comply with its requirements.

Staying Up-to-Date with Changes to the Program

CMS may make changes to the MIPS program, such as updating the measures, changing the reporting requirements, or modifying the scoring methodology. Providers must stay up-to-date with these changes to ensure that they are tracking the correct measures and reporting accurately.

How EHR Software Can Help

Electronic Health Record (EHR) software, like Amazing Charts, can help providers track and monitor CQMs accurately. The software provides a comprehensive set of tools to simplify the process, including:

MIPS Dashboard

The MIPS Dashboard in Amazing Charts provides an at-a-glance view of your MIPS performance in real time. The dashboard displays all of the information needed to track progress toward meeting quality goals, including:

  • Performance on each measure
  • Overall score
  • Eligibility status
  • Payment adjustment

CQM Tracking

Amazing Charts has built-in CQM tracking, allowing providers to monitor and track quality measures automatically. The software collects data in real-time and alerts providers when they are not meeting specific goals. This feature helps providers identify areas for improvement and make adjustments to improve care quality.

Measure Selection Tool

Choosing the right CQMs to track is critical for success in the MIPS program. Amazing Charts offers a Measure Selection Tool that helps providers identify the appropriate measures to track based on their patient population, clinical focus, and MIPS goals. The tool provides guidance on selecting measures that align with the provider’s specialty and patient population.

Data Collection and Submission

Amazing Charts offers a streamlined data collection and submission process that simplifies the MIPS reporting process. The software automates data collection and submission, reducing the risk of errors and delays. Amazing Charts also provides a MIPS submission service that submits the provider’s data directly to CMS on their behalf.

Actions that Do Not Support CQM Tracking

While software can improve the accuracy and ease of CQM tracking, some actions can hinder progress. 

Here are a few actions that do not support CQM tracking:

1. Manual Data Collection

Manual data collection is prone to errors and delays. It can also be time-consuming and take away from patient care. Automated data collection tools can help providers collect and analyze data in real time, providing more accurate and timely information.

2. Lack of Staff Training

Lack of staff training can lead to confusion and errors in the CQM tracking process. Staff members need to be adequately trained in the use of software tools to ensure accurate data collection and submission.

3. Inconsistent Data Collection

Inconsistent data collection can result in inaccurate reports and hinder progress toward meeting quality goals. Providers need to develop consistent data collection processes to ensure accurate and reliable data.

Choose Amazing Charts for CQM Tracking and MIPS Reporting

Monitoring CQMs closely is essential for achieving success in the MIPS program.

Without accurate and timely CQM tracking, providers risk losing out on potential financial incentives and delivering suboptimal care to their patients. Amazing Charts EHR software provides a comprehensive set of tools to simplify the CQM tracking process, including real-time data collection and submission, automated alerts for areas needing improvement, and a MIPS submission service. By using Amazing Charts, providers can improve the accuracy and ease of their MIPS reporting and track CQMs to improve the quality of care they provide to their patients.

If you’re a healthcare provider looking to streamline your MIPS reporting and track CQMs accurately, we encourage you to consider Amazing Charts. Take advantage of the software’s Measure Selection Tool, MIPS Dashboard, and built-in CQM tracking to simplify the process and improve patient outcomes. Visit Amazing Charts’ website to learn more, contact us or schedule a consultation.

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