The success of QPP MIPS depends highly on the MIPS Quality Measures and the accurate submission of data to CMS (The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services).
Industry leaders say that eligible clinicians have a higher chance to maximize points in MIPS scores when they report measures compatible with their already implemented activities.
It is not a good practice to select measures that you know nothing about and wish to implement in the future. CMS offers several options to choose from for MIPS data submission. The flexibility helps eligible clinicians to select measures that can be easily adapted as per their budget.
Another problem with blindly selecting quality measures is that a physician might not be able to follow the plan as desired. That is why MIPS Qualified Registry is the easy and stress-free choice to submit data efficiently.
How MIPS Qualified Registries Help Strengthen MIPS Position?
A MIPS Qualified Registry has the resources and expertise to comprehend the structure of medical practices. They sit together with their clients and come up with solutions and strategies that direct them towards their goals.
The continuous communication and detailed framework develop a system where MIPS consultants identify the strengths and weaknesses of the practice.
This detailed analysis helps them select MIPS quality metrics that best suits the practice. Ultimately, the selected measures benefit the practice in the long run. It is easier to track their performance, and you can always adjust measures to optimize efficiency.
Does This Strategy Restrict Physicians from Choosing the Desired Measures?
No! Physicians still have a wide list of measures to choose from and report data. The idea to limit physicians to select specialty-specific measures is to allow them to score well in performance categories.
Suppose you choose a measure that is not related to your expertise, and you report it to CMS. You might get some points to perform the respective activity, but you cannot expect exceptional performance in the category.
Implementing an improvement or quality activity as system up-gradation requires time and investment. It might seem like an easy task. But, the reality is farfetched.
The Ease of Choosing the Right Measures
When you choose the specialty-specific quality measures, half of your burden is eased out. You do not need to start right from scratch and align your financial situation around the new measures.
Your staff members already know what practices to use and how things work in your healthcare facility. So, when you use related measures, everyone’s efforts unanimously credit towards one goal.
With related measures, the MIPS consultant team has time to even improve the quality and performance with carefully derived data-driven and care coordinated strategies.
No doubt, QPP MIPS is an excellent incentive payment program to compensate for the accounts receivable (AR).
In the upcoming year, with the advent of MIPS Value Pathways, the composite measure set will be available for clinicians. Eligible physicians would not have to spend their quality time spending to find the right measures.
Meanwhile, you can choose to report via a MIPS Qualified Registry to unburden the administrative load. Because your MIPS reporting journey becomes much easier when you have a qualified team alongside you.
We also understand that it is normal to easily swayed by other options. But, when you look into different measures’ definitions and reporting requirements, lots of things do not make sense.
So, instead of wasting time and get started on a new measure after the first half of the year, why not carefully select measures from the start.
Quality reporting is a crucial element for MIPS reporting. If you cannot convey your due diligence to the CMS, no matter how hard you have worked throughout the year, it is useless.
So, Physicians! Where you are particular about the MIPS data submission, ensure special care for the accuracy of quality measures, as a lot of metrics’ performance depends on them.
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