By Jill Lowe, Healthcare Account Manager

Can you believe a quarter of 2017 is already behind us? For those who have not yet started on their MACRA MIPS plan, it may seem a bit daunting. But keep in mind, what we do in 2017 can put us in a position to receive the highest possible payment adjustment beginning in 2019. So we all know how important it is to GIT-R-DONE! In this article, I will share with you what you need to do to get started today.

Perhaps the best course of action is to break it down into manageable chunks, with a milestone attached to each to get us to the final goal. The first milestone is to get a team in place and the information needed to decide on what Quality Measures, Advancing Care Information and Improvement Activities are best suited for your practice.

Have you gotten your Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRUR)? If not, head on over to the CMS portal. That is a good place to start, as analyzing the QRUR will be key in deciding on a MIPS strategy plan.

Another place with helpful information, specifically for your practice, is your EMR Client Portal Training Center. Most EMRs already have some prerecorded webinars you and your team can view, and sign up for upcoming live webinars as well.

Last, but certainly not least, CMS put together a very comprehensive website complete with an abundance of very useful information and helpful tools.

Getting a MIPS Strategy Plan in place early will allow for plenty of time to track performance and pick the best 90 days (or more) for the highest possible score! So let’s get started.

About Jill // Jill has over twenty years of experience working in the trenches of healthcare and is our clients’ fiercest advocate. She understands intimately the day to day challenges that our practices face and knows how to best advise and support them in this ever-changing, technology driven climate.