The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have provided the opportunity to apply for exceptions for the Performance Year (PY) 2020 Quality Payment Program Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) program requirements. This will help clinicians finding PY2020 MIPS federal reporting difficult due to circumstances outside their control.
In a December 2019 editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the implications of diagnostic error were explored through the story of two parents, both medical professionals, who sought a diagnosis for their sick child.1 Their son saw specialist after specialist and underwent repeated procedures, but for years was left without an explanation…
Many clinicians are receiving smaller reimbursements than expected for their 2021 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System adjustments. Available funding is extremely limited due to the high number of clinicians who were unable to report 2019 MIPS data and accepted the automatic neutral payment under the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy.
The ACR has highlighted critical changes for the 2021 performance year outlined in the proposed rule released Aug. 3 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
It has been about 20 years since the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) published the report To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, shining light on the impact of medical errors in healthcare.1 In response to that publication, the focus on quality improvement (QI) started in the inpatient setting,…
In light of a new reporting framework that will be available in 2021, Lisa Suter, MD, describes the importance of quality measures for measuring value and improving patient care.
Editor’s note: We are sad to announce that we have learned of the passing of Dr. Philip C. Robinson. We will share more as it becomes available, but in the meantime, we wanted to repost this article he wrote for The Rheumatologist early in the pandemic. Dr. Robinson also took the photo of the full-arc rainbow below.
Hundreds of rheumatology providers are using RISE registry data collected from their EHRs over the past year for required 2019 federal reporting.
The ACR’s RISE registry offers answers on real-world experience to researchers.
A session at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting will help rheumatologists navigate current payment systems and identify resources to ensure appropriate reimbursement for complex care.